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IN PASS J IC COUNTY
CITY HALL. I'ATEliSUX. X.
//\' sometimes wonder what arc the underlying forces in the
growth of a city. Geographical conditions, of course, play an impor-
tant part, bul anion;/ the many factors which enter into the making
of a city the human clement is perhaps the strongest.
The growth, prosperity and civic consciousness of a community
is to a large extent dependant upon those among its citizens, who can
always be found in the forefront in any movement which makes for
the development and betterment of their city and for public welfare.
This is true locally.
This volume contains the photographs and brief biography of
those whom the people of Passaic County will always hold in high
esteem. By their energies they have developed our industries and
made possible a steadily grozving locality pulsating with vitality and
productive life. Their civic pride has placed them in the vanguard for
the continual development of every institution of zvhich our county
is so justly proud.
It is but fitting that recognition be given to these citizens. They
are the best asset -zee have to-day. and their zvork zvill live and be
remembered long after the present generation has gone to its final rest.
A city is known largely by its people. "Who's Who" coming as
it will into the hands of thousands of business men in every part of
this country zvill generate a lively interest in our community, its indus-
tries and its people.
It is with pleasure that The News presents "Who's Who in
Adam,-.. Frank I. - - -
Adams, Peter \ - -
Allen, Henry C - - -
Alyia, Thomas H. - -
Vndei SOW, Isaac - - -
Vppel, Joseph - - - -
Arnold, George - - -
Ann. Id, William A. - -
Auger, Charles L. - -
Barbour, William J.
Barncrt. Nathan - - -
Basile, James - -
Bernstein, Samuel - -
Bimson, John - - - -
Blackburn, Robert - -
Bogert, Eugene - - -
Brandos. Julius - - -
Drawer, Arthur - - -
Breen, Harry J. - - -
Brennan, William E. -
Brindle, Frederick - -
Bruckman, Philip A. -
Burpo, William B. - -
Bush, John C. - - -
Cabell. Walter C. - -
Campbell, John - - -
Cimmino, Peter - - -
("lav. Dr. Thomas A. -
I oli.ix, Richard S. - -
Corbin, Arthur S. - -
Cowley. James J. - -
Coyle, Thomas L. - -
Cramer, Louis - - -
Crandall. Joel E. - -
Crawford, George H. -
Crosby. Henry B. - -
Cunningham. Robert H.
Curie, Jr., Gus - - -
Dadley, Josiah - - -
Daly, Joseph M. - - -
Dalzell, William - - -
De Luccia, Nicholas
De Roos. Gerlof - - -
De Rose, Joseph - - -
De Voe, J. Willard - -
Doherty. Jr., 1 lenry - -
Doherty, Raymond - -
Donnelly, John G. - -
Doolittle, John A. - -
Drukker. Dow - - -
Dumont. Wayne - - -
Dunning. William 11. -
Earley, 'Albert - - -
Easton, Robert. Jr. - -
Eckstone, Charles S.
Ellenbogen. Mangold H.
Ettelson. Henry - - -
Federici. Caetano - -
Finigan, George - - -
Foulds, Jr.. Andrew - -
Fox. Stephen S. - - -
Francis. William - - -
Frommelt. Herman E. -
1'urrey. Frank W. -------- 16
Gaede, Charles W. - - - s
Gaede, Robert '5
( iacde. \\ illiam R. - '>
Gahan, John 1 1. --------- jj
Gessler, Bert ---------- 37
Gourley, William B. ------- z
Graham, Wallace -------- 30
Greenbaum, Benjamin ------- 35
Greenwood. Fred -------- 23
Grossgebauer, John -------- 11
Gurney, William H. ------- 28
Hahn. George H. -------- 8
Hannan, James P. -------- 28
Hart, C. Frank --------- 3-
Heinrichs, Charles --------34
Hennig, Henry --------- 29.
Herrmann. Bernard -------- 28
Higgins. Eugene J. -------- 2g
Hillock, Rev. Edward b. ------ 40
Hilton, John T. --------- 26
Hinchliffe, Louis V. ------- 6
Hindle. Fred C. -------- - 6
Holt, Samuel ----- o
Hughes. William -------- 2
Hunter. John ----------31
Houman, Oakley --------- 25
Johnston, Dr. Gilbert ------- 55
Jordon, James T. -------- 23
Keller. William J. -------- 15
Kinkead. William L. ------- 16
King, Wallace R. -------- -'4
Kitay. Herman B. --------14
Klenert. Abram --------- 4
Koorie, Rev. Hanna ------- 18
Lang, Dr. Jacob ---------12
Layden, Thomas R. --------38
Lendrim, Hugh C. -------- 5
Lewis, Randal B. -------- 10
Lewis. Vivian M. -------- 1
Lewis, William I. --------18
Lynch, Charles F. -------- 25
MacArthur. James -------- 31 >
MacChesney. C. Eugene ------ 17
MacDonald, Edward J. ------ 2
Manley. Michael E. -------- 34
Martin. Joseph G. --------in
Miller. William F. -------- 8
Mitchell. Robert A. -------- 14
Mitchell. Robert D. ------- - 13
Moloney. Michael J. ------- -'4
Mondon, Amiel --------- 28
Mooney, Rev. George -------14
Moore, Robert C. -------- 15
Morgan. Thomas F. ------- 11
Morris. John R. --------- 1
Muhs. Henry C. --------- -'3
Murphy, Edward F. ------- 12
Muzzy. Samuel V. S. ------ - 7
Myers, George A. -------- 29
McBride, John F. -------- 40
McCran. Thomas F. ------- 26
McCran, Sr., Thomas -------38
McCrowe, Robert --------25
McCutcheon, John --------10
McDonald. Robert H. ------- 4
McLean, Colin M. -------- 28
McNair, James P. --------12
Newman, Charles R. ------- 9
Newman, Clifford L. ------- 20
Nichols, Robert F. -------- 21
O'Brien, Martin A. -------- 32
Odendahl, Henry A. ------- 19
Patmos, Krine --------- 6
Patterson, Alexander J. ------ 28
Pettersen, Anton L. -------- 9
Piaget, Louis A. --------- 4
Pirolo, Charles J. -------- 37
Powers, John H. ---------14
Preiskel, Abram --------- 39
Probert, Sidney W. -------- 29
Proskey, David V. -------- 15
Quackenbush, Peter C. ------ 16
Quinn, John H. --------- 19
Radcliffe. Amos H. ------- - 6
Renkel. William A. -------- 36
Reynolds. John H. -------- 34
Rodrock, Edward M. ------- 39
Rogers, William H. -------- 22
Rumler, John J. --------- 25
Scanlan. Martin J. -------- 38
Schaerer, John ---------40
SchoefTel, Charles -------- 22
Scott, William W. -------- 23
Scott, Winfield T. -------- 33
Segar, George N. -------- 17
Shipman, D. M. --------- 39
Simon, Isidore ---------39
Sinclair, Robert --------- 16
Slaflf. Charles ---------- 13
Slater, Albert H. --------- 27
Slater, John J. --------- 5
Sloan, Theodore F. --------26
Smith, David G. --------- 1
Smith. Jr., William --------23
Smith. Sr., William -------- 34
Stafford-, William -------- 10
Stalter, Edmund G. -------- 15
Stein, Rev. Anthony H. ------ 31
Stillman, Frank E. -------- 21
St. Lawrence, William J. ----- - 7
Tattersall, Frederick J. ------ 30
Thompson, Stephen --------39
Timm, Henry ---------- 8
Twichell, William S. ------- 20
Uhlinger. William W. ------- 27
Ulrich. Franz ---------- 36
Van I'.larcom. Frederick W. ----- 19
Van Cleve, Frank -------- 32
Van Houten, Edward ------- 38
Van Vlandren, John C. ------ 37
Van Winkle, Edo -------- 7
Vermeulen, Abraham -------40
Vermeulen, Garret H. -------20
Vermeulen. Isaac -------- 6
Vermeulen. Tunis --------30
Vreeland. Charles --------35
Warner, Frank ---------13
Waterhouse. Charles B. ------ 31
Watson, William W. ------- 8
Wentworth. Fred Wesley ------ 37
Whitla, Valentine A. ------- 11
Winchester. George F. ------- 17
Wiseman, Rudolph A. ------- 31
Worden, De Witt C. ------- 10
Worden. George H. ------- 10
Young, David --------- 26
Young. William H. ------- 24
Zabriskie, Albert -------- 33
Zabriskie, John G - ------- 31
CHAHLKS L. AUGER
JOHN R. MOKItIS
■resident »>r the National Silk Dyeing
l'liiladelphia. September 26, 186U, the
- f a well-to-do silk manufacturer
of that city. His education was ac-
quired in the public schools of Philadel-
phia, and when his parents
he entered a dyeing establishment to
learn the business.
In iss4, he started for himself in a
small way, under the firm name of
Auger & PutOZ. Out of that establish-
ment grew the firm of Auger & Simon.
Later the National Silk Dyeing Com-
pany was formed and he has been its
president since its inception. It is
one of the largest dyeing concerns in
the world, doing a large and steadily
growing business, not only in skein dyeing, but in piece dyeing
as well. The company lias a reputation of turning out only
the best work.
He was married early in life and has an interesting family of
five children, all of whom are well fitted for whatever station in
life they may grace. His oldest son, Charles L. Auger, Jr.,
is connected with the National Silk Dyeing Company as an
He has always been a careful business man and the institu-
tions in which he has had a part have always been eminently
successful. Still, he has found time to cultivate the sociabilities
as well. He is a member of the Hamilton Club, several New-
York clubs and others in Lyons and Paris, France, and London,
England. As a director in some of the city's financial institu-
tions he has brought the same ability to their development that
he has lavished upon his own business with the result that they
have been eminently successful.
DAVID G. SMITH
Among the younger lawyers of Paterson none is destined for
greater achievement than David G. Smith, if present promises are
fulfilled. Brilliant, active and ready to
exert any required labor to secure re-
sults, he is one of the young men of
jtffisiiS^ whom Paterson will hear more of in the
gfjj fSm^^- future and will It glad to 1i.uk, r,
\ lb- was born in New York, August 19,
lsss. His parents came to this city
when he was a year old, and they have
lived here since. He was educated in
Paterson public schools and graduated
from the High School in 1907.
That same year he entered the offices
of Edmund G. Stalter and Ward &
McGinnis to begin his study of the law.
After working there for a year, in 1908
he entered the New York Law School
anil graduated from that institution in
1910. He was admitted to the bar six months before his gradua-
tion from the University, in February. 19M. In June, 1912. he
was admitted as a counsellor-at-law and since then has been
admitted to practice before the Supreme Court. His practice
has grown very rapidly and he has today one of the most exten-
sive in the city.
In politics he is a Republican, and already numerous honors
have come to him from that party. He was appointed to the
Board of Education by Mayor Robert H. Fordyce. and was later
elected its president. He was the youngest School Commissioner
in New Jersey. He resigned that post to become City Prosecutor,
a position he now- holds, to which he was appointed early in the
year by the Board of Finance.
He is a member of Paterson-Orange Lodge, No. 43. F. & A. M.,
and also of Lodge. No. 26:.. I. O. O. F. On March 15, 1914.
he was married to .Miss Lena Konner, a Paterson girl.
the history of Passaic County ever made
the genial John U. Morris, County Register
of Deeds. 'Johnny," as he is more
familiarly known by all his associates, is
one of the most conscientious officials
that Passaic County has ever had, and
-iiice taking charge of the Register's
office many needed reforms have been
made that have been for the betterment
of the work in keeping account of all
deeds, mortgages and the hundreds of
other matters that are transacted
through the office.
Mr. Morris was born in Paterson
July 7, 1870. and was educated in the
public schools, going through the various
grammar grades and graduating from
the local High School in 1894. His
entire life has been spent in Paterson
and be has always been a hard worker for the interests of the
city, taking part in almost every charity that is started.
In 1896. he entered the County Clerk's office and since that
time has been connected with the county affairs in some way or
other. In November. 1993, he was appointed Deputy County
Clerk and occupied that position continuously until he was
elected Register of Deeds in November, 1911. He has been
Register ever since, and so well has he done his work that
the voters have always expressed satisfaction with his administra-
tion of the office.
Formerly the County Clerk attended to the registration of
deeds, and the work required in performing this duty was his
share of the duties of the office when he was Deputy County
Clerk. Therefore, he was not a stranger to what is required
when he was elected Register. His service as Deputy Clerk
admirably fitted him for the larger responsibilities when elected
to the office of Register.
In politics Mr. Morris is a Republican and has always worked
hard for the interests of that party. Aside from his activities
as a county official, Mr. Morris is also prominent in many
organizations of the city. He is a member of the Hamilton
Club. Ivanhoe Lodge, No. SS. Masons, and B. P. O. E., No. 60.
Mr. Morris is also well known in musical circles, being Secre-
tary of the Paterson Musical Festival Association. He is a.
prominent member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, being Sec-
retary of the church choir, and a member of Board of Directors
of the Men's Club of the Church.
VIVIAN M. LEWIS
Vice-chancellor Vivian M. Lewis was horn at Paterson, N.
June 8, 1869. Prior to bis admission to the bar he was engaged
correspondent of several New- York news-
papers. He was appointed Judge-Advo-
cate of the old Second Regiment, Na-
tional Guard, in July. 1896. and served
until reorganization in 1899, when he
was placed on the retired list with the
rank of Captain. He was elected to
Ote Assembly in ]s:is. 1899, and 1900,
and was leader of the Republican ma-
jority on the floor of the House during
his last term. He was for many years
one of the counsel of the State Board
of Health. He was elected City Counsel
of Paterson in 1904 for a full term of
office but resigned upon his appoint-
ment by Governor Murphy as Clerk in
Chancery to fill the vacancy caused by
the resignation of Edward C. Stokes, who was elected Governor.
He was nominated for a full term of office in 1905. by Governor
Stokes, and was confirmed by the Senate. He served in that
office until April, 1909, when he was appointed Commissioner of
Banking and Insurance, which office he held until April 3, 1912.
when he was appointed a Vice-chancellor by Chancellor Walker.
He was the Republican candidate for Governor
WHO'S WHO IN PASSAIC COUNTY
MANGOLD H. ELLENBOGEN
Among all the business men of the city none stands higher in
the estimation of his fellows than Mangold H. Ellen bogen. For
many years he has been building up the
Metric Shirt Company, and today it is
one of the model institutions of the
city. No manufacturer in Paterson has
given more thought to the comfort and
welfare of his employees, and no manu-
facturer has the greater good-will of
those who work for and with him in a
steadily growing and prosperous busi-
Not only is Mr. Ellenbogen known for
his success in manufacturing, but lie
remembers that his community is en-
titled to something from him, and he
has done much for the civic improvement
of Paterson. For a number of years he
was a member of the Morris Canal
Abandiinment Commission, and gave to that work the same care-
ful attention which he gives to his own business.
In addition he has been active in the Chamber of Commerce,
serving on numerous committees and exerting his influence in the
direction of help to Paterson. He has a beautiful home on
Broadway, and there he delights most to be. Paterson has few
men who are held in higher esteem, and affection than Mr. Ellen-
bogen. A self made man, he understands what it means to work
hard for his success, and he is ready to help others in the same
EDWAKD J. MacDONAIiD
Among the men who are prominent in the business life of the
city, is Edward J. MacDonald, the funeral director, who has one
of the largest business enterprises of the
kind in the city. Beginning in a small
way years ago, he has gradually built
up his business to what it is today.
He is a native of Paterson, having
been born here on March 9, 1862. After
graduating from the public schools, he
entered Latimer's Business College, from
which he graduated with high honors.
For a number of years be was employed
in the silk business and rose to the
position of foreman in one of the leading
plants of the city. He left that position
to establish his present business.
Gifted as a musician, he has contri-
buted much to the best class of enter-
tainment for the people of the city and
has achieved a reputation which i> second to none.
He is a member of the Odd Fellows, Knights of Malta. Hepto-
sophs. National Union, and O. I'. A. M. He married in 1SSS. and
since then has had the benefit of a helpmate who is in strong
sympathy with his musical work as well as in the conduct of his
extensive business. Few men in Paterson can point to a wider
circle of friends, and few are more welcome in the circle in
which they move.
WILLIAM B. GOIKLEV
William B. Gourlej came to this
all boy. He was given
Porn in Ireland in
country with his parents when only a si
a common school education, ami then
began work in the Barbour Flax Spin-
ning Mills, where he remained for a
number of years. Then he returned
to srb.. 1. 1 and later was given private
In IS?:;, be went to Ireland to visit
his childhood's home and on his return
took up his law studies in the offices
of former City Counsel Evans. From
there be went to the offices of the late
Albert Comstock. and in 1880 was ad-
mitted to the bar. His natural ability
soon gave him a rank among the best
in Passaic County, and today there are
in. Lawyers in New Jersey who are above
him in ability and accomplishment.
In ISSTi. he was elected to the Assembly o
ticket. That same year he was appointed Pi
ernor Leon Abbett and was in office two terms.
He iii- always maintained his leadership in the Democratic
Party and today no one is oftener called in as counsel when
anything is contemplated which requires the direction of a
skilled man. His practice is very large and is constant!} grow
ing. Few law vers in the State have a larger one.
His home under the shadow of Garret Mountain is a beauty
i it is there that his friends love to visit him since they
find him at his best. As a brilliant scholar, he is much sought for
addresses which are always filled with scintillating wit and pro-
found knowledge. His work will live long after him, for men
like ho leave their impression upon the communities in which
they spend their lives.
United States Senator William Hughes was born in Ireland.
April 3. 1872. but came to this country when a small boy. He
received a common school education,
worked in the silk mills of Paterson,
studied stenography and typewriting at
a business college and became a law
student in the office of William M.
Rysdyk. Later he entered the offices
of the late William Nelson and finished
in the offices of John W. Griggs. He
was admitted to the bar in June. 1900.
He enlisted in the Second Regiment
X. J. X. G. in 1898, and served five
months at Sea Girt. He was detailed
as stenographer to Governor Voorhees
al Sea Girt. After his return from the
Spanish War, he was admitted to the
bar and subsequently opened offices in
this city, which he has maintained since.
He has been identified with the cause of labor and acted as
counsel to several organizations. He won the election for Congress
over the late William Barbour, in a both contested campaign.
He served eight years ; was appointed Judge of the Common Pleas
Court in 1912, serving but a short time when he resigned to
accept the office of United States Senator which he now holds.
He was the first senator from the State to be designated by the
people at the preferential primaries.
Paterson's history stands out more promi-
d activities of the growing community than
that of Nathan Barnert. He is one of
tlie few men to whom the city is so
heavily obligated that it can never repay
him. His philanthropic deeds are too
rous to chronicle and his good
k> aie so many that they are like
sands of the sea. Crowning all is
latest gift, the Nathan and Miriam
nert Memorial Hospital, which is the
"s most modern institution This
te would be sufficient to stamp him
i man of extraordinary impulses, but
s onlv one, though the greatest of
was born in Posen. Kingdom of
September 20, 1S3S. His par-
ents came to New York some years
afterward, and finally settled in Paterson about 18~>7. Both
lived to a good old age and saw their son become the leading
figure of their adopted city.
Mr. Barnert was educated partly in his native city and partly
in New York. In 1850. he went to California. But his adven-
tures in the gold fields were scarcely encouraging, so after
wandering around awhile, including the Hawaiian Islands, in
his itinerary, he came back to New York and the next year the
family moved to Paterson.
During the civil War. he undertook large contracts to furnish
clothing for the army, and after that he developed an extensive
business in different directions. He was one of the first to erect
modern mills and rent space to other firms.
His political career began in 1 s r » '. when be was elected to the
Board of Aldermen from a Republican ward and again in 1879.
He was Mayor in 1883 and again in 1889. Later he was appointed
a member of the board of finance by Mayor Andrew P. McBride.
His philanthropies include the Nathan Barnert Memorial Temple
at Broadway and straight street, the Hebrew Free School, on
Broadwaj and the Miriam Barnert Memorial Hospital. The
building foi this institution, opened for occupancy, November 1,
lull,, is one of the finest in the United States. Of his other
Charitable activities it is impossible to speak. Indeed, a greater
portion of them will never be known. But this phase of his life
can be fittingly described by saying, that no worthy object or
worthy person has ever been turned away empty handed.
He is ,i member of many social and fraternal or^.nii/aiions and
until advancing years made it impossible bore an active part in
them, Be is now living auietly, enjoying the twilight of a well
He married in New York. September 2. 1863, Miriam, daughter
of Henry L. and Jane Phillips. Their two children died early.
Mrs. Barnert died March 31, 1901, aged sixty-four years.
W BO'S W II 1 N l'A
A I ( ' I'DIXTV
, burn in Haimwr. Germany, in 1851, and
rin.,, is of iiis native country. After working
for a time in iiis father's dye bouse he
finished learning the business In an
establlsl nl In Bremen, In 1868, he
came to ibis country and worked in a
number of the textile centers of the
In 1878, he was made manager
ribbon department ol William Wlcke
& Co., of New York, and Increased the
'i.nii output of the department from
5,000 to 200,000 yards. Eventually, be
was taken Into the Him. After twenty
years he severed his connection and be-
gan business for himself.
lie organized the Julius Brandes Mann
facturing Company and built a mill at
Marshall and Dakota Streets. It is
conceded to bi e of the best equipped ribbon factories In the
city, and Is capable of turning out 200, I yards a day. He Is
Interested in ribbon mills elsewhere, and those, like the one In
Paterson, are sin ssfnl
In addition, he is interested in nther enterprises, including
Important financial and manufacturing Arms, among which are
scmie .it the most prominent in Paterson. In 1908 and l! , he
was ., member of the Board of I'uMir Works. In polities he is
He is a member of the Hamilton Club and tin New Jersey Auto-
mobile Club and Beethoven Lodge No. l".4. P. & A. M, He is also
a member of a number of the higher degrees in Masonry, the Elks
and of manufacturers' associations in New Jersey and New York.
Dow Drukker, the present Representative In ('(ingress from
the Seventh District was born in Holland, on February 7. 1872
When six mouths old his parents came
to this country and settled at Grand
Rapids, Mich. There his boyhood was
passed and there he received his early
education in the public schools. When
a pupil iii the high school, at the age
of fifteen, he entered a large dry goods
store as cash hoy. He remained with
the firm for eleven years, and when he
left to conic to Passaic, he was in
charge of the financial department. He
came to Passaic and the outgrowth of
his activities is the Union Building and
Construction Company, which has made
its owners much money since the young
man from the West first took charge.
Ten years ago. he was elected a mem-
ber of the Board of Freeholders. When the old Board went out
of existence he was elected one of the members of the first small
Board and was Director for four of the six years he served.
In 1913 he declined to accept a renomination and announced
his retirement from politics, but upon the death of Congressman
Robert G. Bremner he then was prevailed upon to try for the
Republican nomination and was elected. He was re-elected for
the full term November, 1916.
He Is extremely popular among his associates and his integrity
in business and popularity among acquaintances makes him a
strong man in whatever he undertakes to do.
J. WILLAHD de yoe
one of Paterson's besl known and most successful professi 1
men. .1. Willard He Yoe, was born in Saddle River, in 1863, and
was educated in the country schools of
that time. After completing flic course,
as it was then prescribed in tile schools
of bis native borough, he eutered Penn-
sylvania College at Gettysburg, and after
finishing there, attended the Columbia
Law School, finishing his legal educa-
tion in the office of tile late 7. M.
Ward. He was admitted to the bar in
February, 1890, and in 1893 was made
Deeply read in the law he enjoys the
reputation of knowing it as well as
anyone in Paterson. and his advice is
frequently sought on the most knotty
He is the counsel for a number of
boroughs and other municipalities in this county, as well as in
Bergen Indeed, he is the legal adviser of a considerable pro-
portion of flic communities within reach of Paterson.
He has been Count} Counsel for three terms, holding over
under ,i Republican administration i aus,. ol the excellence ol
bis wort Duly this year did he give place to another. His
service while legal adviser of the count] was marked bj the
same thoroughness thai has characterized all his legal wort since
he wis admitted to the bar And bis advice is generally found
so sound iii. it his decisions are s. i.i 'eversed
lie is a member of the Hamilton Club, the B. P. p. B, ami
Halcdon Lodge No. 169, F. ,v- A. M. In 1895, be married Miss
C. Lydecker, of Paterson. They have one child
GEORGE H. CRAWFORD
George n. Crawford is a iii. iii win, ha, tinnu established him
sell in the business life ol Paterson, his present activity covering
a pe I of twelve years. For many
years he i lucted a restaurant at 148
Washington Street, but Is now located
in a handsome two-story building on
llalinlli.il Street near Market. It would
I'e hard to find a man in Paterson to-
day who is more popular with bis many
acquaintances than the genial "Harry."
Mr. Crawford was bom in Paterson.
Septen r 17, 1881. His earlj educs
lion was acquired in the public schools.
He worked In scleral local concerns, and
in 1902 w.nl to work for the Carlson
Company which conducted a restaurant
at 120 Market Street. His advancement
was rapid, for three years later, or in
Phi:,, be was made Manager of the place.
In 1907 he was again advanced and was made General Superin-
tendent of the Company whli restaurants under his charge in
Buffalo, Rochester, Pittsburgh and this city.
In 19117 when there was a reorganization of the Carlson Com-
pany, .Mr. Crawford bought the local restaurant that was owned
by the concern and which five Mars before he had entered as
an employee. He ran if to good advantage for three years and
sold out in 1910 to the Childs Restaurant Company, which still
conducts the establishment. Tile same year Mr. Crawford
opened his restaurant on Washington Street which he conducted
until a few months ago when lie secured the building on Hamilton
Street formerly occupied by Chemical Company No. 1. He had
the building completely renovated and it is now a fine establish-
Mr. Crawford is prominent in fraternal orders in the city,
being a member of the B. P. 0. E., Improved Order of Hepta-
sophs, Thirty-second Degree Mason and Noble of the Mystic
Shrine : Fraternal Order of Eagles and a member of the Hotel
and Restaurant Men's Association of New York City. He was
May, 1902, to Miss Dorothy Marie Clark, of this city.
WILLIAM 15. BURPO
When they counted the votes for Sheriff, November, 1915, they
found that William B. Burpo had polled the largest majority
ever given to anyone in tile county.
After that it isn't necessary to go into
a long story descriptive of what Mr.
Burpo has done. When a man's friends
are as loyal as that, the story is already
He was born in Paterson, August 18,
1S79, and was educated in the Pater-
son public .schools, graduating from the
High School. He studied law in the
office of Former Judge Scott and was ad-
mitted to the bar in 1902. He entered
politics, ami his first active work for the
public was as Probation Office, to which
he was appointed in 1904. He served two
terms in the Legislature, holding places
on numerous important committees.
He has been Exalted Ruler of the Paterson Lodge of Elks, is
a member of Pauline Lodge, No. 88, F. & A. M.. and a number
of the higher degree, of Masonry, Jr. tl. I'. A. M.. Woodmen, the
Phelps Guards, and the Central Republican Club, of which he is
lb- was elected Sheriff after serving six years as Under-sheriff,
and as he has done in oilier places he is satisfying the public
with the administration of the office. Since taking office as
Sheriff of the county. Mr. Burpo lias made numerous changes
in the manner of conducting the affairs of the office which have
all been for the betterment .of conditions. He lias made many
improvements at the County Jail of which he has charge and
the unfortunates who are put in his charge are assured of good
conditions as long as the genial "Hill" is ai the head of the
Mr. Burpo is one of the hardest worker, in tile ranks of the
Republican party in Passaic County and aside from this is one
of the most popular. In all the times that he has come before
the people at an election he has yet to suffer his first defeat.
WHO'S WHO IN PASSAIC COUNTY
Wayne Dumont, one of Paterson's most able lawyers, was
born in Phillipsburg, April 14, 1871. Educated in local public
and neighboring preparatory schools, he
entered Lafayette Coljflge in June, 1888,
and was graduated with high honors in
June, 1892, with the degree of Ph.B.
In later years he has received two addi-
tional degrees from his Alma Mater,
Master of Science and Master of Arts.
He has also been a trustee of Lafayette
College for a number of years.
A course in the New York Law
School completed his college work. He
came to Paterson and studied in the
office of Eugene Stevenson and was
i "*^* e admitted to the bar in February, 1896.
^|. Hn In February, 1899, he became a coun-
— * -dlor-at -law, and in further years lias
been further advanced in the profession.
In January, 1899, he opened an office for himself. His practice
now is large and growing and is confined almost wholly to cor-
poration work. He has never undertaken criminal cases. Much
of his work is caring for estates, of which he has many in hand.
He is a member of many well known clubs, including the
Hamilton Club, the Areola Country Club, and several in New-
York. He is a Thirty-second Degree Mason, is a member of the
Mystic Shrine, and an Elk. He is attached to the National
Guard and ranks as captain.
On October 26, 1898, lie married Miss Sally Insley Hunt, of
Easton, Pa. They have two children. Mr. Dumont and his
family reside in a spacious home on Hamilton Avenue.
LOVIS A. PIAGET
vere to go out in the street and ask the first
ft who was the best known business man in
Paterson? a majority of them would
aine Louis A. Piaget. For thirty years
e has been in the jewelry business in
lis city, and during that time has so
losely interwoven his personality with
ie business development of Paterson,
iat it would scarcely seem Paterson
(letting along to that age when retire-
icitt seems to be due the man who has
nine the heat and burden of the day
ir many years, he is still active, and
ist when others take advantage of their
ears and decide to live easy the re-
lainder of their days. Mr. Piaget moves
*om his old stand, establishes his busi-
ness in a new Location, and begins to
carry on trade upon a more libera! basis than ever.
In addition to his business he is active in the civic affairs of
the city, and has done much to help the churches in their efforts
at development. All through the years that he has been num-
bered among I'aterson's leading business men, he has been ready
to help any movement that has been fur the benefit of Paterson,
and he has been identified with the business development of the
city for so many years that Paterson has felt his influence in a
beneficial way a great many times. Constructive work . of this
character is never forgotten and Paterson today honors Mr.
Piaget because of the good he has done the city and for his Ion-.
active and upright life.
Among tiu- lawyers of Passaic County. Abram Klenert, ex-Judge
of the Court of Common Pleas, has a high place. He has
been long in public life and has been
a faithful worker, no matter to what
position lie has been called by his fel-
low citizens. His executive ability and
ready tact in meeting trying situations
have helped in many a serious situa-
tion, where one loss favorably endowed
would have met disaster
He was born in Paterson. February
16, 1869, and received his education in
grammar schools and the High School.
and later graduated from the New York
Law School. After graduation he en-
tered the office of the late Eugeue
Emley, formerly Prosecutor of the Pleas,
and was admitted to the bar in Novem-
Beginning practice in Paterson he soon built up an enviable
business and later, associated with his brother, Isadora Klenert,
the practice continued to grow until it is among the leaders of
the city and State. Some of the most prominent men in Passaic
County are numbered mong the clients of the firm.
A Democrat, in politics he has always taken an active part in
the work of his party. During the Sessions of mot} and 1907,
he was a member of the Assembly, and during the latter year was
the Democratic leader. In 1910. he was appointed Park Commis-
sioner and held that position until April. 1911, when he resigned
to become Judge of the Paterson District Court. In March, 1913.
he resigned this position to become Judge of the Common Pleas,
which expired April 1, 1917.
He is a member of the Progress Club, I. 0. B. A.. I. 0. B. B.,
Past Grand Chancellor of New Jersey, of the Knights of Pythias,
Falls City Lodge. F. & A. M., and American Lodge, I. O. O. F.
UOKHHT H. McDOXALD
ve years the people of Paterson have known to whom
they wanted such work as hauling done expedi-
tiously and carefully. No man in the
City has a higher reputation for atten-
tion to his business and care for the
wants of his customers than Robert H.
McDonald. He is fifty-eight years old
and has lived here all his life.
When a young man he married Mary
Holton. They have no children, but
they have lived long together and are
considered among the favorites of a large
circles of Paterson friends.
Twenty-five years ago or so. he began
business in a small way, but has added
to it from year to year until now he
has one of the largest and most im-
portant of that class of enterprises in
Paterson. He looks back with pride
over the accomplishments of the many years he has been at
work, and feels gratified with the extent of the business he has
developed from that small beginning.
He is a member of B. P. O. E. No. 60. and is an active
worker, taking part m many of the social affairs which are a
part of the Elks' activities. He is also a member of the Hamilton
Club and has done h'm share in the work of that organization.
He is a Republican and has helped his party upon many occa-
sions, and is now one of those staunch party men. and ever
ready to make sacrifices to insure its success.
In addition to this he is interested in the civic development of
Paterson and uses his influence wherever he can to assist in the
proper sort of development. He believes in Paterson and is con-
fident that its growth in the future will be larger and better than
it has been in the past. He is one of the subsantial citizens and
business men who have helped make Paterson what it is today.
JAMES J. COWLEY
saic County is James J.
,vas born in New York.
August 29. 1869, and came to Passaic
when he was three years old. He was
educated in the parochial and public
schools of Passaic and upon completing
bis education entered the employ of the
the New York Beefing and Packing
Company. He later accepted a position
as bookkeeper with the Gerriken and
Stewart Lumber Co.. of Garfield,
Mr. Cowley was Alternate Delegate to
the Late Congressman Robert G. Brem-
ner to the Baltimore Convention, at
which President Wilson was nominated
Recognizing bis ability and desiring
to reward him for his faithful service
to Democracy, to which he is un-
swervingly pledged. President Wilson, on May. IS. 1914, appointed
him Postmaster of Passaic He received the indorsement of
United States Senator William Hughes, and has served the
people with unusual tact and ability,
Mr. Cowley was always an indefatigable party worker until
h,- was appointed to the office of Postmaster in 1914. and his
father who was a Civil War veteran was always an ardent
No man in Passaic County, and few in New Jersey, are better
or more favorably known in social and fraternal circles than
the genial Postmaster. He is a member of the Knights of Colum-
bus. Passaic Lodge, No. 387, B. P. O. E., and is National
President of St. Patrick's Alliance of America.
In 1S90 he married Miss Rose Ann Blume. one of the most
popular young ladies of Liberty. N. Y. Four children were
born from the onion , The happy family reside at 2) Madison
WHO'S WHO IN PASSAIC COIN T V
HAHKY J. BREEN
\sk anyone who la one ol the most popular men In the
In i. mi the State, and the} will Invariblj answer
Hairy Johnson Breen, Alderman from
Hit Fourth Ward and ticket collector on
the Erie Railroad. Known to thousands
ol i imuters from Port Jerrls
City. Mr. Breen has, bj bis affable
manner, endeared himself t" patrons of
tiie railroad t" a degree that has made
him a valuable employee. His popu-
larity, however, is not confined to the
commuters. His fellow employees re-
gard him in high esteem. Evidence of
his popularity is shown in the number
of organizations with which he is affili-
ated ; the Erie Relief Association, the
Erie Pension Fund, the Erie Clerks'
association, and the Brotherhood of
Railroad Trainmen, have all honored
him with high offices. The Junior (I. U. A. M. has also honored
him, electing him Councilor and Representative. He is a mem-
ber of the Central Republican Club, Wrigley 1'ark Improvement
a, Ii. of I... Third Ward Outing Club, and the Spanish
American War Veterans.
Realizing his admirable qualifications for public office, several
hundred residents of the Fourth Ward petitioned him to run for
Alderman. Although not an office seeker, he was induced to
enter the rare. After a "battle" at the primaries he was nomi-
nated bj a safe plurality over John Bush. President of the
Hoard and John Hulme. At tlie general election he was opposed
by Edward Mohrle, Democrat, and Henry Berger, Socialist. A
canvass of the votes showed -Mr. Breen to be a winner, receiving
. plurality Dver bis two opponents.
Mr Breen niarr.ed Miss Laura May Ackerman in 1SUS. Three
children have been burn to them: Carrie. John, and Jessie. They
reside at Km Graham Avenue.
HENRY C. ALLEN
Henry Crosby Allen was born on May 1
residence on the corner of Carroll and Va
city, and has been a "Patersonian" all
his life, although maintaining a resi-
dence at Little Falls for the last few
years. He is a son of the late Samuel
Colt Morgan Allen, who was a well
known woolen manufacturer, and Jose-
phine Crosby Allen, a daughter of the
late Henry B. Crosby, the "Father of
Mr. Allen received his earlier educa-
tion in the Paterson schools and at
Saint Paul's School, Garden City, the
latter from which he graduated in 1889,
and entered Yale University. He gradu-
ated from Yale in the class ,,f 1893 with
the degree of A.B., and from the New
York Law School in 1895 with the de-
gree of I. LB. He was admitted to the New- Jersey Bar in 1895
and has been in practice here ever since that time. He was
elected to tin- V.'th ( ingress from the then 6th District of New
Jersev in tlie fall of 1904 to succeed the Hon. William Hughes.
Mr. Allen maintains his law offices in the Silk CitJ Bank
Building, is an Executor of the Crosby Estate, and a member of
i i i . i r i % local organizations. He makes his home with his sister,
Mrs. Alexander Hurray, at Little Falls.
is? J, at the family
Houten streets, this
WILLIAM A. ARNOLD
One of the best known and most active among Paterson's busi-
ness men is William A. Arnold. He was born in Ireland and
educated in the local schools. He is
essentially a Paterson man and has
manifested his faith in Paterson on
more than one occasion.
For many years he was engaged with
his brothers in the dyeing business,
which was carried on under the name
of Arnold Brothers. When they sold
their plant to the United Piece Dye
Works. Mr. Arnold began the develop-
ment of real estate and the growth of
Hawthorne, where Mr. Arnold and his
brothers own considerable properly, lias
been largely due to the excellent man-
agement of the Arnold holdings there.
The properties have been managed con-
servatively, but in a way to secure a
desirable class "1 buyers and occupants, now included among the
best of the city's suburbs. It is growing fast this year: an
indication of the substantial basis upon which it was founded.
l! i- to Willi. im A An, old and his brother George, more than
any oilier tw cn that Paterson is Indebted to the visit of Rev.
William A Sunday, With the resulting good accomplished
He has found time during his busy life to Interest himself in
numerous civic obj.-cts which calculated to improve conditions in
'I fcy, and a large circle of friends remember his work with
His home, on Derroni Aicnuc, reflects bis good taste in Inane
building and is a credit to the city in which it is located.
JOHN .1. SLATER
mi; In, fifteenth year as County
figure in Paterson and
John J. Slater, win, is nnu set
clerk of Passaic Counts , is a wi
Passaic especially in political circles.
His administration of the affairs of the
office of County Clerk has given universal
satisfaction during his long term of
office. This may be seen from the fact
thai when he was re-elected the second
time, in 1906, In- was tin- only man on
the Republican ticket to be victorious.
No better evidence than this could !«■
given of the confidence reposed in him
by his fellow citizens.
Mr. Slater was born November 28,
1842. at Five Cornels, Hudson County,
which is now a part of Jersey City. He
first attended school at Lodi and later
in Paters,, n, where he came ill 18.17. On
leaving school he worked for a time in
stores in Paterson. In 1861 he enlisted in tlie Civil War, partici-
pating in several important battles, including the Second Battle
of Bull Run. Gettysburg and others. During the last nine
months of the war, Mr. Slater was detailed as Chief Clerk of
the Draft Rendezvous at Trenton.
A few years after the war. Mr. Slater went to Passaic and
entered the employ of the Passaic Print Works. He served fifteen
years with that company, rising tu the position of Superintendent
and Treasurer. For two years he was City Treasurer of Passaic
and. was a member of the Board of Excise of that city when the
membership was elective. He was also the first elected Council-
Man-at-Large in Passaic.
In April, 1891, Mr. Slater was appointed County Clerk to fill
out the unexpired term of A. D. Winfield. who died in office.
The following November he was elected to the office on the Re-
publican ticket. In 1906 he was re-elected and again in 1911
and 1916. In the 11*11 election -Mr. Slater received the largest
majority ever given to a candidate for office in Passaic County.
Some years ago Mr. Slater became connected with the Passaic
Trust and Safe Deposit Company and was for a time its Presi-
dent. Secretary and Treasurer. He is a member of the George
C. Meade Post, G. A. R.. a life member of the B. P. 0. Elks,
No. 387, and a member of the Acquackanonck Club of Passaic.
He married Miss Jemima Hopper in 1871. They had two
children, both of whom are dead.
HUGH C. LENDRIM
Hugh Campbell Lendrini, President and Treasurer of the Hugh
C. Lendrim Co., was born on Jersey Street, injhis city, on Feb-
ruary 13, lS'iS. He is a son of the late
Thomas Lendrim, a well known black-
smith of the early days of Paterson.
After attending the public schools Mr.
Lendrim served an apprenticeship in the
plumbing business with John Beaumont
and remained in the bitter's employ
until 1893. He then organized bis pres-
ent business, that of metal ceilings and
cornices, tinners' and roofers' supplies,
etc.. at S2 Clay Street, and starting in a
small way. has bu.lt up one of the
largest concerns of the kind in the
Outside of his large business interests
Mr. Lendrim has found time to devote
himself to many organizations of a pub-
lic and semi-public nature. He has been President of
pies Building and I. nan Association for thirteen years: he is a
member of the Board ,,f Managers of the Paterson General Hospi-
tal, a member of tin- Chamber of Commerce, the Rotarj Club.
and the Master Plumbers Association; he is Treasurer of the
Paters,, ii Industrial Company, the Masonic Temple Association:
the Westminister Presbyterian Church, and Benevolent Lodge.
Nil 4:,. F. & A. M. : he is a Director of the Silk City Safe
Deposit and Trust Company, and a member of the Elks and
Mr. Lendrim was married in 1893 to Miss Josephine Lewis, of
this fiiy. and has two sons. George and Charles, the former
being employed in his father's business and tin- latter in school.
The family have lived for many years on Clay Street, but will
sen occupy a country home in the Preakness Hills, which Is
now under construction.
WHO'S WHO IN PASSAIC COUNTY
AMOS H. RADCEIFFE
Ask who is the most popular man in
will answer without hesitation Amos H.
more friends and no man knows how to
hold them better. Though he has been
long in political life and in positions
where most men would have made ene-
mies, he has done exactly the reverse
and has more friends today than when
He was born in Paterson, January
16. 18711, the son of James Madeline,
and has lived all Ills life here He was
educated in Paterson's public schools
and was graduated from the High School,
after which he entered his father's shop
as an apprentice in the blacksmith trade
He spent a year in a New- York trade
school, studying evenings. In 1896, he
entered into partnership with his father
and brother under the firm name of Jam
He entered politics in 1SH4. lias been
the Assembly, has 'Se
serving a term as W
was a member of ma
often sought by pol
member of the M
! of James ltadcliffe & Sons,
las been rive times a member of
e-year term as Sheriff and is now
ng his terms in the Assembly he
it committees and his counsel was
es as well as friends. He is a
nd of the
hatever station in life he has been placed he has acquitted
himself creditably and is now giving Paterson a businesslike
administration in the Major's office.
ROBERT E ASTON, Jr.
Among the younger men of the city none stands higher in the
business community than Hubert Easton, Jr., dealer in auto
supplies, and head of the quickest auto
leliverj service in the city. Four years
igo be started in the express business
n a small way and since then he has
.ecu building it up until today it is
,, f iiu> most modern in this section
if the country. No man in this section
,f the countrj has given more thought
,, the solution of the delivery problem,
,vitb the result that his deliveries are
'orty per cent, quicker than the ordinary.
\lthough mill twenty -eight years of age,
Mr. Easton has established an envious
reputation in the business community.
Mr. Easton is a Republican in politics
ind although an active worker in the
ranks he has never sought public office.
He is a Patersonian, horn and bred, having been educated in the
public schools. He is a graduate of School No. 3.
Before he entered upon his business career Mr. Easton was an
athlete of no mean repute, being a devotee of baseball, basket-
ball rugby, and running. On the cinder path he has won many
laurels, being considered one of the fastest men in the county
He has also distinguished himself in the other lines of sport
"'Mr' Easton. last. August, married Miss Helen C. Waizenegger
daughter of Fred Waizenegger. well known barber. They reside
in an elegantly appointed apartment at 38 Van Houten Street.
LOUIS V. HINCHIAFFE
One of the younger barristers of the city is Louis Hlnchlifle.
He was born in Paterson. and educated in the Paterson public
schools. He went from here to Ford-
ham Preparatory School, and then en-
tered Fordham University. Later, he
studied law at the New Yolk Law
School. Opening an office for himself in
ilu- United Bank Building he has mail.'
rapid strides in his profession
II,. t....k an active interest in politics
from the first. Affiliating himself with
the Democratic party be lias done much
for it in Paterson. He was a candi-
date for the Assembly on the I',-
, -ratio ticket, and last spring was elected
a Delegate to the Democratic National
Convention. He organized the Passaic
Democratic Club in 1916, ..ml was unani-
mously elected president.
While he is yet a young man be has made an impression upon
his party that is lasting. Mr. Hinchcliffe gives every promise of
becoming one of the leaders of his party, having many of the
characteristics of his distinguished relatives. That his popu-
larity is real is shown in the fact that be was high man on
the Democratic ticket in 1915. He has done much for his parte
a-d his future as a politician is exceedingly bright.
He numbers his friends by the hundred, all of whom are
legion. He is a member of the leading Roman Catholic organi-
zations and is ready to assist either with his influence or his
money whenever opportunity offers. Mr. Hinchliffe is a bachelor,
residing with his parents on upper Broadway.
Isaac Vermeulen, undertaker of ."..".4 M
well known throughout Passaic County. 1
in LS74 and went to old Paterson School
No. 4. as a boy
Mr Vermeulen is the son of Abrani
Vermeulen, an old-time Patersonian,
known to a great many residents He
was married in June 1907. He is ex-
tremely fond of fishing, and is prominent
in field and stream circles of Paterson
Mr. Vermeulen was Superintendent of
Fair Lawn Cemetery, and has been in
the undertaking business for twenty
years. He is well known as an under-
taker both in Paterson and Passaic.
His politics are Republican in sentiment,
and he has always taken an active in-
lelest in civic and church work.
Among Paterson's most popular and hustling business men
is Krine I'atmos, who for the past ten years has conducted a
laundry business, and at the present
time has one of the finest laundries in
the State, at 4113 Union Avenue. This
laundry is conducted by Mr. Patmos
and his son, Adrian E., and is a model
building in every respect.
Ten years ago Mr. Patmos started a
laundry on a small scale and gradually
Increased the size of the business until
,.i the present time, the Silk City Wash-
ing Company, which is the firm name
of the concern, stands without a peer
tine new brick build-
Union Avenue is the present
lome of the concern, and all the latest
mproved machinery is used iu wash-
ing the clothes of people of the city,
while a large number of wagons and auto trucks are used to
haul the clothes from customer's homes to the laundry and back.
Mr. Patmos was born in this city fifty years ago, and received
his education in School No. 4 on Temple Street. His entire
life has ben spent in this city. He is married, bis wife's
maiden name being. Catherine Krepes, and two children were
horu of the union, all of whom live in Paterson.
He takes an active interest in the affairs of the Lincoln Club
and the Jr. O. U A. M.. both of which he is a member anil
when not otherwise engaged spends his time motoring over the
roads of the country in his large touring car. In politics Mr.
Patmos is Republican.
FRED C. HINDLE
Fred C. Hindle is one of the leading and best known younger
lawyers of the Passaic County Bar. He is a son of the late
Charles B. Hindle, and received his
early education ill the public schools,
later graduating from Paterson High
School. He then look up his studies in
the New York Law School and gradu-
ated with the degrees of L.L.B. and
In lull he was admitted to the Bar
of the State of New York and practiced
law with Einar Chrystie, at 39 West
43rd Street, New York. In 1912 he was
admitted as an attorney at law of the
stat, ,.t New Jersey, and in 1915 passed
the examinations admitting him as a
Counsellor at Law and Master in Chan-
Mr. Hindle has practiced law since
llUil. and during that time has made a fine record for himself
both in this State and in New York. He has an extensive prac-
tice and is well liked by all who associate with him in and out
He is a staunch Republican in politics and took an active
interest in the campaign of 1916. He is unmarried and is a
member of the North Jersey Country Club, the Mecca Club, Fall
City Lodge, F. & A. M„ and numerous Republican organizations.
WHO'S WHO IX PASSAIC COUNTY
SAMUEL V. S. Ml Z./.V
Samuel Van s.luh Muzz] was i in Paterson, In 185S Hta
,,,1,., wa , daughtei ol Judge Van Saun, a descendant of one
,.t the oldeal families In this vicinity,
while his rather was from o New Hi
!, , family. He was educated In the
i i.i. . Is, the High School and the
In 1867, he entered the Btore owned
bj s a Van Saun, and In is;:: formed
i. partnership with Albert Van Saun,
son of the owner This was dissolved
in iss-i. when the Interest of Mr
tsed tii ll.iin and Ed-
il the llriii lit' Muzzy
irmed, which has for
i the most Important In
ship In the American Chamber of Com-
merce, in Paris, and is Interested In a number of Paterson
He had a prominent part In the military life of the state.
enlisting In the National Guard as a private In 1880, and
eighteen years later was retired as Brigadier General after long
service as Colonel of the old Si id Regiment.
He "as appointed a member of the Board of Public Works by
Mayor Robert It Fordyce and in L916, he was its President. He is
a member of the Hamilton Club and other organizations. He
lias been twice married and has three children, one son and two
daughters He served one term as President of the Old Paterson
Board "t Trade.
man to whom Paterson
; an expe
point with pride. In addition to be
has found time to take a most act
part in eity affairs. He has attall
a high rank in several of the best
known political organizations in Pat-
erson. An officer of the Southside Ue-
publican Club he lias wielded much In-
Suence for good En his section of the
Last year the people of the Tenth
Ward realizing his excellent Qualifications
for public office elected him to the
Board of Aldermen despite the over-
whelmingly Democratic complexion of
Mr. Anderson is fifty-three years old,
and married, his wife's maiden name
being Carrie Beatta. For thirty-six years
Mr. Anderson has been Foreman of the F.
C pany, one of the largest foundries and
this section of the country.
Since becoming a member of Hie Board of Aldermen, Mr.
Anderson has represented his constituents in a manner that has
won for him much praise. He is the sponsor of several ordi-
nances calculated to benefit the city.
An expert angler he takes much pleasure in fishing, on every
occasion bringing home a record catch. Mr. Anderson resides
With bis wife and three children, in a spacious home at 58
WILLIAM J. ST. LAWRENCE
chine shops in
am .1. St. Lawrence, a leading member of the Passaic
Bar. was born in Paterson, and has lived here his whole
Mr. St Laurence was educated at
Si. John's Parochial School, and Tall-
man's Seminary in this city, and after-
wards was sent to St. Charles College,
Ellicott City. Maryland, and from there
to Seton Hall College, South Orange,
New Jersej . where he was graduated in
the class of LS72. with a degree of
Bachelor of Arts, and two years later
received a degree of Master of Arts.
After his graduation from Seton Hall
College, he took up the study of law
in Judge A. B. Woodruff's offices, and
was admitted to practice by the New
Jersey Supreme Court, at the June term,
life, he was fond of athletics, and was
known throughout this section and at college as a great base-
He organized the Olympic Baseball Club, which was then
considered one of the best semi-professional clubs in the country.
At that time
gig father Patrick St, Lawrei was ■ of the ploneei con
tractors ami builders of this section or New Jersey, and was
noted as a bridge builder, having I I most ol bridges along
William J. si Lawrence married Miss Josei le I
school teacher of ibis citj
Two children cam,, of the marriage, Mi lame I Donnelly,
wife ..i a pr Inenl lawyer ol New fork City, ■> WU
I,,,,, p <i Lawrence, practicing phisiclan ol in. ami citj
William i st Lawrence was the ilrsi Stamp Deputj of Internal
Revenue in the Citj of Paterson, ami at one time was appointed
District Court Clerk. Later be was al ted Actlnj Re 'der
i,j u„. !•,, lie- and Fire Commission tor the th "t August
"a' it, rder, Mr. si. Lawrence was n I for the mptness
;„,,, dispatch Ol bis rulings and tin sistency with Which M
carried thet it Me eliminated tiresome questioning and red
, .,.„.•■ as much as possible from ibe proceedings and rUsml bo
,1,., cases with these simple rulings: "complaint dismissed, 'not
g U ,lty» ,„ "gt " as the case might be, and so made short work
of what ked like long drawn out trials. ,,.,..
II,. wa s in all things fair, and just, and his decisions were
'"'ll'i's n.n!!''o!,''t'be''bei',el!''i's' pleasiirabli remembered by the city,
„„. p^ce, and even the unfortunates who happened to run afoul
,,f the law,
EDO VAX WINKLE
One of the most active and hardest Working business men of
Paterson is Edo Van winkle, head of the firm 01 J. A. van
Winkle Company, one of the leading
hardware and mill supply houses ol the
State. Paterson has always had a num-
ber of distinguished families bj that
name from the very earliest date and
he is a good representative of the family.
He is what they term in modern parlance
a bustler and is ready to spend either
his time or money, or both, for anything
which will benefit the community ami
Increase its prestige in any direction
He lias born in Paterson, June 1,
1868, and is a direct descendant in the
eighth generation of Jacob Wallillgen
Van Winkle, who came to New Amster-
dam in the Dutch ship "King David.''
in Hi::." This ancestor shortly after
pushed out int.. the wilderness and eventually creeled a home
for himself upon the present site of Paterson.
The boy Edo, was educated in the grade schools of Paterson.
graduating from the High Sch mil later from Sieves Institute,
which he entered at. fifteen years of age.
His fuller J A Van Winkle, founded the hardware business
in ibis citv the very day Edo was born. When the young man
was sixteen years old he entered the store. In 1902, the father
retired leaving the business to his two sons. January ,S. 1.114
II irn Van Winkle died The following month Edo purchased his
dead brother's interest in the firm and took in an employee as
partner. The business has grown steadily ever since, notwlth-
stindiii" a tire ill December. 1912.
He is a former member of the famous Seventh Regiment,
N Y N G and is still a member of its veteran corps. He
is' an Elk On February 21. 1906, he married Miss Cora toll
Brunham LeVien, of Brooklyn. They have four children.
THOMAS L. COYLK
Although still a young man. Th as L. Coyle
occupies .me of the most responsible positions in the
probable, however, that never in the
history of the city has the position
been more creditably filled and what
Mr Coyle lacks in years he makes up
in abilily. energy and close attention
Mr. Coyle is Chief of the Palcl'soii
Fire Department ami on his shoulders
rests a responsibility that few would
rare to be burdened with. He. however,
bas given his body and soul to the work,
with the result that the citizens of
Paterson feel that they are very fortu-
nate in having so able and conscientious
a man filling so important a position.
Mr Coyle was born in Jersey City.
April 9, 1S77. but as his parents moved
to Paterson when he was two years old. he feels that h- -
entitled to be called a "native son." He was educated in the
P SbUc schools am, later worked in various capacities in Hie silk
business His connection with the Fire Department dates from
Jai uary 13. 1904, when he was first appointed. On August 22,
WHO'S WHO IN PASSAIC COUNTY
19U8, he was made Lieutenant and his appointment to the high-
est position in the department came on July 1, 1912. Thus it
will be seen that Chief Coyle rose to the front rank about eight
years after he entered the department — a record that is rarely
equalled by a man in any walk of life and probably has never
been approached by any member of a city fire department.
Though he has been at its head only about four years, the
Paterson Fire Department has taken on new life under Chief
Coyle. He is remarkable because of his unbounded enthusiasm
and wonderful energy and he has succeeded in imparting much
of it to the men who are under him. He gives his entire time
to his work and his own unselfish attention to duty has set the
new men under him an example that they all are eagerly fol-
t'nder Chief Coyle the latest improvements in the apparatus
for fighting fires are being introduced and the department is
strictly up to date. In August, 1910, while Chief Coyle was a
lieutenant, he spent a month in New York City learning some
of the methods of fighting fires used in that place. He says
he learned much of value during that brief but eventful period,
and the Paterson Department has reaped the benefit.
Chief Coyle belongs to no clubs, social or fraternal organizations
.and he is not married. All his time is devoted to the Paterson
WILLIAM W. WATSOX
One of the most prominent men in legal circ
County is former District Court Judge William \V
now has law offices in the People's
Bank Building at Passaic. He has been
a lawyer for the past twenty-four years
and in that time has built up one of
the finest law practices in the State.
For fifteen years he was Judge of the
Passaic District Court, and during that
time acquired an enviable reputation
for fairness and ability in the per-
formance of the duties of this office.
On April 1, 1917. he was appointed
Judge of the Common Pleas for a term
of five years, which position he now
Mr. Watson was born in Passaic
forty-seven years ago and received his
early education in the Passaic public
schools, Phillips Exeter Academy and
Columbia College Law School, after which he
WILLIAM 1\ MILLER
As proprietor of one of Paterson's largest and most modern
sheet music and musical goods emporiums, William F. Miller
has built up an extensive business, and
at the same time, a reputation for fair
business policies which is unsurpassable.
His store is the rendezvous for many
musicians of the city and vicinity who
seek to obtain the latest and best of
the musical selections.
He has been established at this loca-
tion for the past nineteen years and
previous to embarking in business and
co-incidental with it. be has been a
piano teacher and church organist in
this city for thirty years in different
Paterson churches, and has a reputation
for musical attainments which is wide
in its scope and classic in its character.
Mr. Miller was born in this city and
secured his early education in the public schools of this city.
His musical education was acquired in this city and in musical
centres of the United States. In addition to other affiliations
Mr. Miller is connected with the Musician's Club o£ Paterson,
of which organization he is Treasurer.
In politics Mr. Miller is a Republican and though not an office
seeker is considered one of the staunch men of the party. He
is married, his wife being Miss Mary W. Marshall, of this city,
and they have been blessed with three children, two sons and a
In a city which has become famous as having a music loving
populace. Sir. Miller is recognized as a leader.
GEORGE H. HAHX
George H. Hahn, plumbing contractor of 1ST Main Avenue,
I 'ass. i it-, enjoys a wide acquaintance throughout the county, by
reason of his magnetic personality. For
seventeen years he has served the people
with facilities unsurpassed in the couu-
ty. So keen is his judgment on sani-
tary installation that his advice is
often sought. Evidence of the high
quality of his work is shown by the
many large contracts awarded to him.
Many of Passaic's most prominent build-
ings stand as a model to his skill. His
showrooms are the personification of
neatness, presenting a most attractive
Mr. Hahn is independent in polities
and although he has. never sought pub-
lic office, he has always evinced a keen
interest in the government of the city.
State and Nation. He has ever striven for clean government
and when bis presence is needed he can always be depended
upon to be on the firing line.
Mr. Hahn was born in Paterson. January 14. ISTii, and received
bis early education in the local public schools. When a young
man he moved to Passaie where he has since resided. In May.
1897, he married Miss A. Gavin, of Paterson. Four children
were born of the union. Mr. Hahn is a member of the Passaic
Lodge of Elks, the Acquackanonck Club, and the Knights of
Henry T.mm. a reed wire manufacturer and dent make:
a place of business at 190-192 Oak Street, is one of Paterson
foremost and reliable business men. His
products are much in demand among
reed manufacturers of the city and his
growing business has from time to time
necessitated increases in factory space
Born in Lenox. Mass.. fifty-four years
ago. Mr. Timm received his early edu-
cation in the schools of that city and
in the adjoining town of Pittsfleld. He
came to Paterson twenty-six years »go,
and after working for many years in
this line of business established him-
self five years ago as the head of his
own company. Since that time he has
and while interested in
ill. development of this organization, devotes most of his time
Mr Timm is a married man, his wife being before marriage.
Miss Bertha R. King. They have been blessed with five children,
and rind Paterson an ideal location for home and business pur-
CHARLES VV. GAEDE
Although Paterson enjoys a reputation second to none as a
silk dyeing center. Charles W, Gaede reared from childhood in
the business which he has chosen as
his life's vocation has attained a superi-
ority that is the envy of the most
Mr. Gaede is Secretary of the Gaede
Silk Dyeing Company, specialists in
skein silk dyeing. The plant at Fourth
Avenue and River Street, is the acme of
perfection, containing the most modern
contrivances known to the trade. He
was horn in Paterson in 18S2. At an
early age he displayed a natural tend-
ency for the dyeing business and imme-
diately after school hours he could be
found at his fathers plant. After leav-
ing school he secured employment with
his father one of the oldest dyers in
the country. Displaying ability of an unusual character, be made
rapid strides in the business, quickly advancing to a position
of responsibility and trust. In 19113 his father sent him to
Europe to study the art as practiced in the silk centers there.
He remained there until 1905, learning methods of Incalculable
benefit to himself and the business with which he is connected.
Not content with the knowledge so acquired he secured posi-
tions with firms in other dyeing centers. In 1909, lie accepted
a lucrative position as manager with a very large silk dyeing
company, but resigned in 1914 to affiliate himself again with his
Although he is a man who has always attended closely to
business, he has however, found time to devote to social and
fraternal organizations. He is an active and popular member of
Paterson Lodge No. 60, B. P. O. E., and the North Jersey Auto
In 1912 Mr. Gaede married Miss Matailda Muhs. daughter of
the late Henry Muhs; one child was born from the union.
WHO'S WHO IX PASSAIC (' O T N T Y
sketch, Samuel Holt,
The Mil..., . ol
Turkish towel manufacturers In this cot
Paterson In issi iiis goods are known
tn almost every first-class si for
their standard quality, originality and
design. Mis planl Is located at US
Straight Street Mr. Holt lias always
given his Individual attention to all
his work and it is duo to this that he
of the leading
aklng a specialty of
highest grade Turkish towels and novel-
ties m sin, and cotton, catering i" the
exclusive trade. Mr. Holt's g is were
mi exhibition at the Textile Show in
Newark in lull!. The Newark Sunila.v
Call said : "Fascinating are the towels
ami tern novelties in the ease equipped
by Samuel Holt, and show how a usually prosaic thing may be
turned into ;i work of art."
Samuel Holt, Sr., grandfather of the present owner was the
Inventor ol the Turkish towel loom In England and was the
tlrst to start in the manufacture of Turkish towels iii this coun-
try. Iii polities Mr. Holt is strictly Republican, He has also
been interested in musical organizations, being a member of
Local No -is. A. F. of M., and the Paterson Symphony Orchestra.
WILLIAM It. GAEDE
Numbered among the many hustling business men of Paterson
is the genial William It. Gaede, Treasurer of the Gaede Silk
Dyeing Company, Fourth Avenue and
River street. Mr. Gaede is one of the
greatest hustlers in the city and can
always he found among those who are
working for the interest of the city at
Mr. Gaede was born in Paterson and
received his early education in the local
public and private schools. After leav-
ing school he entered the employ of
his father. Determined to acquire fur-
ther knowledge of the dyeing Industry
in Europe, his father sent him to the
silk centers of Germany. France, and
Switzerland in 1903 to stndy their meth-
ods of dyeing. He remained there for
over two years working in various dye-
ing plants. Upon his return he entered the employ of his father,
hut in 1909 he accepted a position as manager with a large
dyeing tin with whom he remained for over Ave years.
resigning in 1914 to re-engage in business with his father and
brother who at present are conducting one of the largest in-
dependent dyeing establishments in this country, at this time
being Treasurer of the concern.
In 1912 he married Miss Helen Davenport. Two beautiful
children add gladness to the Gaede home.
Mr. Gaede is also prominent in the fraternal world and is a
member of the Paterson Lodge No. 60, B. P. O. E., Royal
Arcanum, and North Jersey Automobile Club. He takes an
active interest in outdoor sports of every description.
destined to exceed even his present brilliant record
is tlie belief of everyone who knows ex-Assemblyman Joslafa
Dadley. Although still a young man,
he has gained fame in his chosen 'pro-
fession, that of the law, and he has
made an excellent Representative of
the people in the State Legislature.
Mr. Dadley was horn in Coventry,
England. He secured his education in
the public schools of Paterson. At the
age of thirteen he went to work in the
silk mills aud became a silk ribbon
weaver. From the beginning the crown-
ing ambition of his life was to become
a lawyer. He studied evenings and
passed the preliminary examination
which entitled him to register as a law
student. He then entered the evening
Class ,.f the New York Law School and
was graduated in June. 1907, and was admitted to the liar as an
attorney the same month. Mr. Dadley was admitted as a coun-
sellor at the June term. 1910. He immediately started prac-
ticing and rapidly built up an extensive clientele. Although
a lawyer of note he has won additional recognition in another
respect There is probably no man in the county who is bet-
ter qualified to pass on the stability of investments. This is
proven by his own success and the numerous properties he bas
in Ids charge The abllltj with wbJc bandies these mat-
ters and the general satisfaction that results to all Concerned
has won for him the confidence of his clients.
He was elected to the Assembly in rue. bj a plurality of
1,339 "Hi John it Fitzgerald, the highest candidate mi the
Democratic ticket Although ins experience In the Legislature
has been brief, he wielded great influence there. He Tried
Miss Helen Haenlchen, ol P i ion, In April, 1916
CHARLES It. NEWMAN
Charles it. Newman, Electrical Engineer and Contractor of
Passaic, enjoys the distinction of having s btrthdaj once In
every four years. Mr. Newman was
horn February -".'. ism, and as a conse-
quence only has one-quarter as i j
birthdays as his fellow men. Hut what
his birthdays lark in number are made
up for in point of celebration. Once
every four years, aboul a month pre-
vious to the date. Mr. Newman's friends
make lavish preparations for the "ses-
sion" which Invariably proves to he the
Crowning social event of the season
Vivid recollections of these festivities
are cherished by many of the county's
most prominent men.
.Mr. Newman was horn in Jersey City
and at three years of age his parents
moved t.. Sterling. He received pre
llminary education in Hie public schools of Sterling. 11,- later
studied electrical engineering and in 1895 entered business for
himself. From the beginning his business prospered, largely
because of his determination and unusual efficiency. Today the
business enjoys a reputation second to none in this section of
the state. His store, at 17% Howe Avenue. Passaic, is one of
the most attractive of its kind to he found anywhere.
As a clubman Mr. Newman is exceedingly popular, holding
active membership in the Passaic Lodge of Elks, AcquackanoncK
Club, The Royal Arcanum, The Electrical Engineers, Jovians'
Club of the I'nited States, and the National Electrical Con-
tractors' Association. His residence at 414 Passaic Avenue Is
one of the most attractive in Passaic. Mr. Newman resides
with his wife and two children. Roland, nineteen years, and
Chester, sixteen years. As an angler few men excel him. Every
year he takes several weeks' vacation to pursue his favorite
ANTON L. PETTKKSKN
Anton L. Pettersen, of Passaic, was born in Bergen. Norway.
in 1867, of a family that traces its ancestry hack for a period
of ovrr .".mi years. His father was one
of the leading merchants of Bergen,
where Mr. Pettersen received his early
education, and later entered the Bergen
Polytechnic College from which institu-
tion he was graduated as a civil and
mechanical engineer. In 1S87 he came
to this country and procured employ -
ment with the Lehigh Valley Railroad
with which company he held a respon-
sible position in the engineering de-
partment. After several years servici
with this company he went to Passaic
and associated himself with Wise and
Wilson, civil engineers of that city.
With the exception of two years spent
in Europe studying specialties in the
engineering profession he has always lived in Passaic.
sine,, his arrival in Passaic lie lias always taken an interest
in civic affairs. His vast experience in the construction of
municipal works has made him a valuable citizen, who has been
ever ready to devote his knowledge toward the advancement of
his resident city. As an appreciation of his untiring interest
in the affairs of Pass lie the voters of Passaic County saw tit
to send him to the State Legislature as one of its Representa-
tives. In the Assembly he was active in the advocacy of several
important hills, particularly the trunk sewer construction.
Mr. Pettersen was elected to the Board of Freeholders of Tas-
saic County aud was one of the original seven members of this
body when it changed from the large to the small board. He
also served as City Engineer of the city of Passaic for a period
of live years: member of the Board of Health of that cit.y
for seven years, and one of the five members to investigate
and report on the Passaic River navigation proposition, ap-
pointed by President Wilson, when Governor of our Stale.
Mr. Pettersen is a member of the lodges of Masons. Elks,
and is President cf the Acquaekanonck Club, in which organiza-
tions he has taken an active part. At the present time he is
engineer for the boroughs of Garfield and Wallington. Bergen
County, and conducts an extensive private business as Civil and
Consulting Engineer in the city of Passaic.
WHO'S WHO IN PASSAIC COUNTY
proprietor of one
JOSEPH G. MAKTIX
Joseph (I. Martin, paper box manufacturer
of the largest establishments of its kind ii
present located In the Price Mill, 130-
1411 Broadway, where he has been for
the past five years. He ..tailed as a
clerk fur Mr. Price in his shirt mill
and worked in that business for Lbout
ten years, when he and .Mr. Price en-
tered the paper box nufacturing
business. They continued as partners
for seven years, when Mr. Price rttired.
After the retirement of Mr. Price, the
subject of this sketch continued in the
paper box manufacturing business and
soon added ribbon-blocks and silk reels
to the line of goods which he manu-
factures. At the present time Mr.
Martin is one of the largest ribbon-
block manufacturers in the state.
Mr. Martin was born in Sweden, and came to this country
twenty-six years ago, settling in this city where he has since
been a resident. He is one of the most popular men in the
city, enjoying a wide friendship among all classes. He has
been urged on many occasions to seek political office, but has
always steadfastly refused to be drawn into the political arena,
claiming that his business duties were too pressing.
DeWITT C. WORDEN
Paterson and Passaic County has hundreds of popular citizens
hut one of the most popular within the bounds of the count} is
the genial DeWitt c Worden, the real
estate and insurance dealer of 126
Market Street. While engaged selling
insurance and pieces of land Mr. Wor-
den travels to all sections of the county
and wherever he goes he numbers his
friends by the scores.
Mr. Worden was born in this city and
received his education in the schools of
this city, and graduated from the High
School in 1900. He worked in various
positions until fifteen years ago when
he embarked in the real estate and
insurance business. He is now asso-
ciated with his father in the business
under the firm name of Geo. H. Worden
& Son who are the managers of the
National Fire Insurance Co.
The subject of this sketch is single and in his spare time can
usually be found at stone of the nearby brooks or streams fishing,
as he is a great lover of this sport. In fraternal circles Mr.
Worden is also prominent, being a member of the Odd Fellows,
Royal Arcanum, and Order of Stags. Paterson and Passaic
Countj should be proud in having a man of his calibre among
their citizens as he can always he found working hard for the
interests of the community In which he lives.
Perhaps n ic person is better known or n
the younger political element of the city than
Under-Sherifl of Passaic County. Oulv
thirty-seven years of age. Mr. McCutch-
60D has risen to a position of strength
which is the envy of many older politi-
cians in the county.
Since he was ten years of age Mr.
McCutcheon has been a wage earner.
leaving school at that time to become
a messenger boy. At thirteen he had
risen to the position of operator and
was connected with the New York office
of the Western Union, lb- resigned this
position four years later to accept a
position with the American Telegraph
and Telephone C pany and two years
later was raised to Wire Chief for this
company in Troy. N. V. He was trans-
ferred back to New- York and after several years resigned to
take care of the wire system of a prominent New York stock exchange
house. After twelve years in this position he resigned to accept
the secretaryship tendered him by Mayor Robert H. Fordyce.
While working as a telegrapher he was Vice-President of the
Commercial Telegrapher's League for several years, and was a
delegate to the International Convention of that organization,
held in Detroit in 1914. representing the United States am!
Canada. Incidentally he is still a member of this union.
Since his entry into public life, as the Secretary to Mayor
Robert H. Fordyce, Mr. McCutcheon has enjoyed a vogue of
popularity which has carried him along to the eminence which
he now occupies and promises still further, to carry him to
In turn, all within the space of three years. Mr. McCutcheon
has been Secretary to the Mayor, a City Tax Assessor and now
Under-Sheriff to William B. Burpo. This position was granted
to him for his shrewd management of the campaign of Sheriff
Burpo. It is hardly necessary to say that Mr. McCutcheon is a
Republican and although a regular in many senses of the word,
has progressive or advanced tendencies. He is Secretarj of the
Central Republican Club and has been highlj instrumental in
making this club the largest political organization in the State.
Fraternally the Under-Sheriff is affiliated with the SI and
Jr. O. U. A. M. In both of these organizations Mr. .McCutcheon
is recognized as a leader and lie is ever ready to lead a move-
ment which makes for betterment.
Unfortunately for the young ladies of the city Mr. McCutcheon
is already married and heads a charming family circle of three.
GEORGE H. WORDEN
Few men in Paterson enjoy a wide
acquaintanceship than George H. Worden.
and educated in the public schools of tie
city in whose advancement he has always
shown a deep interest. Mr. Worden
possesses a reputation of which any
Patersonian might well feel proud. Dur-
ing his earlier years lie was known
among the social circles as one who had
the distinctive faculty of creating enter-
tainment at all events to which he was
always a welcomed guest. Aside from
this he devoted much time in gathering
the principles of business in which he
has been unusually successful. For the
past thirty years -Mr. Worden has been
engaged in the real estate and fire in-
surance business and at the present time
has offices in the Silk City Safe Deposit
and Trust Building.
He is a member of the Odd Fellows, Royal Arcanum, and the
National Union, in which organizations lie is regarded as an
active and valuable member. He is widely known among the
fraternal men of the city as a man who is ever ready to uphold
the principles of the organization of which he is a member, ami
always willing to extend the spirit of fraternity when needed.
In sportdom he has a special aptitude for fishing. When
business allows a few spare hours he makes his way toward
the streams throughout the State and finds recreation from the
busy atmosphere of his office. He is a man of strong home ties
and" enjoys the amicable friendship of every acquaintance he has
Mr. Worden is married and has one sou who is associated
with him under the firm name of Ceo. H Worden & Son, Man-
agers of the National Fire Insurance Co., of Hartford, Conn.
William Stafford, one of t lie best known funeral directors in
the State was born in Paterson, June S, 1861, and lias lived
here all his life. He attended St.
John's Parochial School and after his
graduation worked in various positions
until 1892 when he went into business
for himself as a funeral director. From
the day he began business he was suc-
cessful and at the present time he is
recognized as one of the leading funeral
directors in the State.
At the beginning Mr. Stafford's busi-
ness was small but by close attention
and the adoption of modern business
ideas, it grew year by year .n\d today
he has one of the most up-to-date fun-
eral parlors in the State at 417 .Main
Street, where he has always conducted
his business Not only is Mr. Stafford
well equipped to direct and conduct funerals but with his fine
equipment of horses and carriages is well prepared to furnish
transportation for weddings and all other social events.
Mr Stafford is married, his wife's maiden name being Mary
E. Drury. who at one time was the leading soprano of St. John's
U C Church, His two sons, John A. and Bernard L. Stafford
are both practicing lawyers. John A. Stafford was at one time
President of the Board of Public Works, and Bernard L. Stafford
is the Chairman of the Democratic County Committee and Sec-
retary of the Passaic County Tax Board. Mr. Stafford, Sr., is
also a Democrat and a few years ago was a candidate for Coroner
on that ticket. He served as a member of the Board of Edu-
cation under Mayor Beveridge in 1891 and under Mayor Braun
in 1895. He was also a member of the board during Mayor
The subject of this sketch is a member of the State Board
WHO'S WHO IN PASSAIC COUNT - !
of Undertakers and Embalmera, to winch position he waa ap-
pointed bj Gorernoi lames P Fielder on Marco --. 1915. He
is prominent In musical circles and in pasi years has taken
part iii many events f"r charity. He is also pr Inent In fra-
i.rn.ii circles -Hoi Is n member of St, John's Sunday School
Teachers Association, Paterson Council No. -l". Knights "f
Columbus, St. Patrick's Alliance, Holy Name Society of St.
ron.il R I l hurcb and Paterson Lodge No. 60, It. P. 0. E.
to b Mr. Alyea has round time for social diversions Be
is o member of the Heptasoph . Rotary, and Hamilton Clubs
Mr Alyea is married and resides with his wif,- and family In
a spacious residence at 708 Easl Twentj third Streel His main
office and i sea are located at the Wagaran I *- 1 i ■ i ^ • . Riverside,
Paterson, and o branch is maintained al Slater Btreet, and the
n, i.. A \v it it Ice of the flnesl quality can be secured
.it either one of the places anj i of the year.
An early Inculcation of the abuses to which dumb creatur
arc subjected prompted John Grossgebauer to espouse tli*.
i u-i i ml for the past ten years Mr.
tuer has been Indefatigable as
President of Ihe Passaic Count] District
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
\ |i adi i In numerous actlt Itles foi
charity as well as the welfare of the
city and its Inhabitants, Ur G
bauer was chosen President of the
a after its
Inauguration by Mayor Koht, II. Por-
dyce in 1915, In their pursuit of this
noble work for the "kiddles," the Com-
mission struck one snag after another,
from political and other quarters. The
thicker these obstacles appeared, the
harder Mr. Grossegebauer and his fel-
ssioners fought, After two years and alt hlndr :ea
were overcome and the work well started, then .Mr. Grossgebauer
severed his connection with the Commission owing to pressure of
.Mr. tirossgebauer is forty-four years of age and was born in
Kll'crfeld. Germany. He received his first education in public
school, thereafter attending a university preparatory school for
seven years. He then served three years as an apprentice, and
one year as clerk in a silk manufacturing concern of his native
city. He came to America in 1890, securing his first position
with the commission house of Frederick Vietor & Achells, New
York. Some seven years thereafter he started in the manu-
facturing business in a modest way, having saved $750.00 which
comprised bis working capital. With this lie formed the Columbia
Ribbon Company, now located at Haledon. N. J., which firm now
does a large business and is a recognized leader in the manu-
facture of ribbons.
Mr. Grossgebauer is married and has a charming family, com-
posed of himself, Mrs. Grossgebauer and three children.
In politics he has been normally independent with perhaps a
Republican leaning. He is very fond of athletic sports, his fav-
orite diversion being borsehacking.
He is a member of the Hamilton Club. Rotary Club, Chamber
of Commerce, Beethoven Lodge. 154. Mystic Shrine, Elks, Wood-
men of the World. Mozart Club, Paterson Turn Verein. National
Security League, North Jersey Automobile Club, and others.
During bis two terms as Trustee of the Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Grossgebauer has been a leading light in the fight for im-
proved industrial conditions and for a bigger and better Paterson.
THOMAS H. ALYEA
When it conies to the ice business there are few recognized
authorities that excel Thomas II. Alyea, wholesale and retail
dealer iii certified lake and mountain
ice. For nineteen years be lias served
ihe people of Paterson witli ice of a
Quality unexcelled in this country.
He first entered the ice business in
1S07 and in 1000 he consolidated with
c Ice Company, Phineas Bridge,
P. I). Henderson and the Manchester
Lake Ice Company under the firm name
of the Paterson Consolidated Ice Com-
pany. This consolidation continued until
tile beginning of 1902, when Phineas
Bridge, P. D. Henderson, and the Man-
chester Lake Ice Company, withdrew from
the company and the same was continued
by the late Peter H. Hopper and Thomas
H. Alyea, until December 1. 1910, when
Mr. Alyea withdrew from the Paterson Consolidated Ice Company
and started in business for himself. At his present location he
has built up the business until today it enjoys a reputation second
to none in the community. Taking as his motto, "purity and ser-
vice." Mr. Alyea has endeavored to serve the public so as to give
entire satisfaction to all.
Mr. Alyea is a direct descendent of an old Bergen County
family, having been born on the old Alyea homestead at Fair-
lawn. Bergen County, which has been in the family for the
past century. Although a man that has always stuck closely
THOMAS I'. MORGAN
Prominent in both social and labor circles is the subject "f
iiiis sketch, Thomas P. Morgan, who has been Identified with the
labor movement in Paterson and Pas-
saic Count} tot the past twenty years
Mr. Morgan has always worked hard
f.,r the Interests of the working man and
is prominently Identified with al st
every Labor movement of any size in
Mr. Morgan was horn iii Providence,
It. 1 i May 2, 1870, but came to
Pater when he waa three years old
He attended school in this city and
when fifteen years old secured a posi-
tion in one of tlie local silk nulla and
soon became a weaver. He worked at
this branch of the silk business for
threi years and then took up I i
fixing. He worked as a loomflxer for
seven years and his efforts to secure better cond
workers and his active Interest in the loomflxers'
organization secured for him t
organization, a position that lie
Mr. Morgan has always been a bard worker for the interest
of Paterson and lias always taken an active interest in the
politics of the city. He has been the Democratic candidate for
Assembly and Surrogate from this county hut when bis parly
went down to defeat Mr. Morgan was also forced to suffer
defeat. He was President of the Trades and Labor Council for
seven years and a delegate to thai body for the past sixteen
years. He has been a delegate to the A. F. of L. Convention
twice and a delegate to various State conventions
times. He is married and lives with his
their home. 14 Twenty-second Avenue.
position of secretary of that
held, being re-elected
rife and two sons at
VALENTINE A. WHITLA
young man has made a
the business activities of
Valentine A. Whitla although still a
place for himself among the leaders in
Passaic and the surrounding counties.
Mr. Whitla was born in Paterson and
educated in the local public schools,
graduating with honors from the Pater-
son High School. Always of an ener-
getic and tireless disposition he entered
upon bis business career after the com-
pletion of his school work with every
qualification that makes for success.
Realizing the necessity of a practical
knowledge of accounting and general
office practice, he entered the employ of
one of the large insurance companies.
After acquiring the office training he de-
sired and finding the routine of an
Office becoming irks ■ he left the in-
surance company to m-age in business
for himself. Through strict attention to business, exceptional
energy and a natural ability to approach the public, he built up
a successful business of his own. Not satisfied with bis success
and feeling the call . to a broader field of activity, he gave up
his own business to enter the employ of George A. Myers & Co.,
[nc, if Paterson. Here he again demonstrated that attention to
detail and untiring effort coupled with fair and upright dealing
that nukes for success. He has made and held his friends until
today there is no man in the hardware business hereabouts
better Informed or more favorably known than Valentine A.
Whitla. He is now Secretary and Manager of George A. Myers
& Co., Inc.. and a dominant factor in the activities of the
company. He is continually broadening his field of activity and
that of the company, so that today business, in considerable
volume, is being brought to Paterson that would otherwise go to
the large centers.
Mr. Whitla married Miss Anita C. Myers in 1911. He has one
child, a boy, of whom he is justly proud.
Mr, Whitla is possessed of a fine smile of humor and takes
a keen enjoyment in all outdoor sports, although in no sense a
WHO'S WHO IN PASSAIC COUNTY
JAMES P. McXAIK
James Powers MeNair, Postmaster, born in Paterson, December
1. 1869, is the son of William and Julia McNair, nee Powers.
He attended Public Schools Nos. 6 and
10. He was then apprenticed in the
plumbing trade, serving one year with
Andrew J. Rogers, and four years with
James Kearney. He had the honor of
receiving the first appointment at the
hands of Mayor Christian Braun, in
December. 181*3, when he was named a
member of the local Board of Health. He
was the first postmaster iu an office
of the first class to be appointed by
President Wilson, April 28, 1913. Mr.
MeNair's family is numbered among the
first settlers of Paterson. His grand-
father James Powers, settled here in
Jacob Lang, practicing Osteopath, of 45 W
was born in Zurich, Switzerland, Februar
been known in this city for nearly
twenty -five years.
Dr. Lang was graduated from the
College of Osteopathy, Philadelphia, and
previous to this attended the New York
College of Nature Cures and Hydropathy,
and for some years was an instructor
in pbysical work at the Riverside Turn
He came to this country in 1892 ;
married Anna Stejskal November 19,
19U4 ; has two children ; is a member
of the I. O. O. F. Lodge and belongs
to the Empire Bowling Club of Paterson.
Bowling is his favorite sport and prac-
tically the only recreation that he has
time for, as his practice is large and
requires all of his time and energy. He is a member of the
Theosophical Society. His political sentiments lean toward the
Republicans, but be is very highly thought of by every one, and
has for a long time been considered one of Paterson's most
EDWARD F. MVKPHY
and county are he-
Edward F. Murphy,
one of Paterson's younger barristers.
they have a champion, who will one day
rise to a high position in political ranks.
Only twenty-four years of age, he has
shown himself an able and energetic
campaign orator, an orator whose utter-
ances tingle with firebrands of logic.
He is a native son of Paterson, having
been born in that stalwart bulwark of
Democracy, the Seventh Ward. He re-
ceived bis early training in St. John's
Paroch il School and in the Paterson
High School. His legal training was re-
ceived in the office of Edward F. Merrey
in the Paterson Savings Institution
Building and at Fordham University
School of Law, from which school he
received the degree of Bachelor of Laws in June 1916. He was
admitted to the New .Jersey Bar as afi attorney -at-law in the
February term. 1916 and immediately became associated with bis
preceptor in the practice of the law.
In Hie fall of 191H. while a student of the high school he
founded the Paterson High School Dramatic Society and was
elected its first President. Followers of amateur theatricals will
remember bis excellent work as Elbert Rogers, a North Carolina
Farmer, in "Esmeralda." the play given by the society in the
spring of 1911, and as Shylock in "The Merchant of Venice, Up-
to-Datc." the play produced in 1912.
Mr. Murphy's first political work was done in the campaign
of l!'l". when be stumped the city for DeYoe for Mayor. In the
presidential campaign of 1916 be was a most active and loyal
Democrat, being Editor of "The Democrat," the daily conducted
during the campaign in the "News," and also one of the most
aggressive and energetic of campaign speakers. His appearance
on the stump was greeted everywhere with delight and he be-
stirred many audiences with his original and logical presentation
of campaign facts.
As Editor of "The Democrat" he was responsible for much of
the agitation which spread through the opposing ranks in that
campaign and his column was watched with never-failing interest
by both Republicans and Democrats. So much good was accom-
plished through the medium of his press-work that it was de-
cided by the Democrats to make this a feature of all future
He is Secretary of the Democratic Club of Passaic County and
is also connected with other fraternal and alumni organizations.
According to his own admission his favorite sport is tennis, an
unusual one for a Democrat. But all sports are his favorites
and he is a favorite with all sports. He is not married which
accounts perhaps for his devotion to politics.
Henry Ettelson represents one of the progressive citizens who
came to this country at an early age and taking advantage of
opportunities, worked bis way into the
fields of business where he is regarded
as a man of inflexible integrity. Bora
in 1873 in Vilkomir, Russia, he endeav-
ored to secure the limited education the
schools of that country offered and at
an early age procured a position in a
government office known as TJprava at
that place, issuing passports. In 1888
he came to this country amid the storm
and blizzard that prevailed in the east-
ern part of this country. After being
in this country a short time, he secured
a position in the Phoenix Mill and there
he learned weaving. He worked as a
weaver for about three years. He also
learned the barber business and later
opened a shop at 77 Bensen Street, where he remained for two
years. He then moved to 18 North Main Street, remaining there
He began the real estate and insurance business on a small
scale while in the barber business, and finding that he was
successful in his new line, he sold out his interest and opened
a real estate and insurance office in his former place of business.
His business grew so rapidly that he was compelled to seek
larger quarters, and in 1913 he bought out the Arm of Shields
& Co. located in the Citizens Trust Building, where he has one
of the largest real estate and insurance offices in the city.
In politics he is a staunch Republican and has given much
time to the advancement of his party. He was elected for four
consecutive terms as a Justice of the Peace. He is a member
of the Central Republican Club, the First Ward Republican Club,
the organizer of the Passaic County Citizens' Club, an active
member and Past Chancellor of the Knights of Pythias, and
Organizer and Secretary of the Paterson Landlord's Association.
In athletics lie has evinced much interest in swimming, hockey,
dancing and automobiling. While not a competitor in the events
of these sports he has derived much pleasure and recreation from
pressing cares of his business. Through the part he has taken
in political, civic and social circles Mr. Ettelson has created an
unusually wide circle of friends.
AUTHl'H S. COHBIX
Arthur S. Corbin, prominent lawyer o
dent and General Counsel of The Guan
Insurance Company, the largest title in-
surance and mortgage company in the
State. Mr. Corbin is also a Special
Master in Chancery and Supreme Court
He originated the plan for the organi-
zation of the New Jersey State Chamber
of Commerce, and has been one of its
Vice-Presidents for a number of years
He was for several years a member of
the Passaic County Board of Taxation.
He is an active member of the First
M. E. Church of Passaic, and his long
association with public spir.ted move-
ments and service in the interest of the
people of this county and State, have
given him a very prominent place in the
minds of the people of Passaic.
Arthur S. Corbin was born at Passa"
from the High School of that city.
School of the New York Univ
Aldous, and has two children.
The thirty-seven years of his life have been full of activity, a
large share of which lias been spent in the interests of the people
of this State and city.
878, and graduated
Later he studied at the Law
He married Miss Julia L.
His political sentiments are Re-
a i c c o r \ t v
JOHN C. I'.l sil
John C Bush, the subject of this sketch,
Ward ol Pnterson, In the late sixties, n
Ward, then known .is the Third, when a
i.m\ where he has since resided. Hi'
graduated fr the grammar and high
Bel K, and took up the business <>t
expert accounting -is .1 profess For
thf past four years he has been Sec
iv!,ii\ of the Center Garage Company,
this city. Ee is .1 single man and has
always been a staunch Republican, repre-
senting ins ward in the aldermanlo
board, 1912, 1913, 1915, and 1916, the
> i year being honored bj being elected
President of thai bodj . He is a member
.-I Mi 11 P, 0. Elks. Masons, Moose,
Knights of Pythias, and numerous other
political and Insurance organizations
in which he is active. In his early
years be was very active in athletics,
lower of mallei's theatrical
represented the New York 1)
Mr. Bu li is a treat believer In the future "f the city a
always found in inn- with those working for the betterme
conditions and elevation i>f tin- city.
Charles Staff .if tin- new scl I of law-
yers in Passaic, was born twentj -nine
years ago. He was admitted tu the
liar and has been practicing since mil
In that space of time he has hu.lt up a
large clientele and is nmv reci ionized as
une (if the leading young lawyers of
mid later became a
h he is well posted, ha
Mirror in this cltj for
label branch of
Mr. Skiff received his education at the
public schools of this eit.\ and New
York I'nivi rsity Law School.
In political life Mr. Skiff is a Repub-
lican taking active interest in behalf
of Ills party.
Displaying a thorough knowledge of the wo
the silk business. Frank Warner, Secretary ai
Warner Manufacturing Company, has.
with the assistance of his father, a
pioneer in the silk trade, built up a
business second to none in the country.
He was born in Warwickshire. Eng-
land. December 3. 1877. and migrated
to this country when eleven years old.
lint direct to Paterson. He received
iiis education in the local public schools,
graduating from Public School No. 6.
I'pou completing his education, young
Warner was induced by bis father to
learn the silk business, and soon be-
came adept in the art of manufacturing
woven Labels, tuny book-marks, badges,
Realizing the opportunities offered by
this line, Mr. Warner, in 1903, began business under the firm
name of Warner Manufacturing Company. Producing a quality
of good; of the choicest kind, the firm grew steadily. It was
Incorporated in llms and today is one of the lamest and most
prosperous of its kind in the country. The fancy book-mark*.
bailees, etc., emanating from the company's plant are unsur-
passed. In addition to the novelties mentioned, the firm are
specialists in the manufacture of woven labels, enjoying a
clientele spread over the entire country, and indeed in many
At the Silk Exposition held in the Armory in October, 1914,
the exhibit of the firm was the center of an interesting throng
of spectators, a fully equipped loom, operated by an expert.
produced souvenirs which were eagerly bought by the interested
Although kept exceedingly busy with his various business calls,
Mr. Warner is active in fraternal and religious work, being
Treasurer of the Broadway Baptist Church and an active member
of the Y. M. C. A, In politics lie is independent, and is what
might be termed an independent Republican.
He married Miss Helen M, Stewart, daughter of Alexander N.
Stewart, well known contractor. Two children were born of the
union, lot one has since died. Mr. Warner resides with his
family in a cozy home at 724 East 20th Street. As a busi-
ness man he evinces an active interest in the Chamber of Com-
merce, being a member of the Collection Committee of the Bureau
of Retail Affairs.
I'.i erson is fortunate in having at the load of it-. Police
Department one oi the most abb' ami experienced men in the
state lie is John Blmson, ■ ol the
most honored and respected men in tic
city, Mr Blmson I line , [916
1 ecu connected with the departmenl
foriy f yeai
Mr. Blmson was bout in Crewe,
I be line, England. Sept. nil ■' , I I, 1845
and came In Ibis COUntrj with his par
cuts when in- was four years old Thej
came direct In l'aterson .Mel he hi:,
made this city his h e si ■ IS 111
He studied in the local schools and
later learned the blacksmlthing trade
lie winked ai this trade iii several Pal
erson shops, principally with the Rog-
ers Locomotive Works,
On June .:, Is72, Mr Blmson was
appointed a patrolman, and after three years lie was, in 1875,
advanced to Market Officer, which position he tilled until 1881,
when Mayor Gilmore rewarded his good work bj appointing him
Captain. Captain Blmson well and faithfully performed his
duties for twenty-five years before the nexl advancement came.
It was on January 15, 1906, that he was appointed chief by-
As the head of a city department that is closer to the citizens
than any other, he has kepi in touch with all phases of the
city's development and his observations of the change of condi-
tions in the past forty years ale most interesting. His familiarity
with changing conditions enabled him to keep the department
abreast with the new requirements. While Chief lie has inaugu-
rated many improvements in the police department and while
Captain he helped carry out the new ideas of the men who
were his superiors. While he was Captain the idea of drilling
was introduced and he was made Drill Master, the first to ever
hold the position. Since then the sergeants have been instructed
in tactics to .such an extent that they now act as masters. In
1892 he planned a reserve detail which was so well worked out
that it has stood the test of time with Inn a few changes to
the present day. In 18811 while Market Master. Chief Bimson
acted with much bravery and his ability to handle desperate
situations has been thoroughly tested.
Some of the principal improvements inaugurated by Chief
Bimson are the installation of the Bertillon and the finger print
system, the traffic squads, the motorcycle squad, Italian De-
partment in the Detective Bureau, automobile patrol wagons
and a signal light system. He has also, frequently recommended
Chief Bimson is connected with many organizations of a social,
fraternal or philanthropic nature. He is a Thirty-second Degree
Mason and a member of Paterson orange Lodge, No. 43. He is
also a Past Master in the Blue Lodge of Masons. He is a
member of the B. P. O. Elks. Exempt Firemen. International
Association of Chiefs of Police, State Association of Police
Chiefs, and a Vestryman of St. Mark's Episcopal Church. He
has been Treasurer of the Police Burial Fund Association since
it was organized in 1892.
In 1865 he was married to Miss Jane Gibbs and they were
blessed with eight children, only two of whom are now living.
ROBERT J). MITCHELL
Unbelt D. Mitchell, of the Itol't. D. Mitchell Co., plumbing and
heal ii- contractors, at -tsn Broadway, Paterson, X. J., and
widely known for his work on some of
the largest buildings in the United
States and Canada, was born in Jersey
City. Mr. Mitchell has been in busi-
ness for himself here in Paterson only
three years hut during that time has
Installed plumbing and heating appara-
tus in many of the largest residences
and some of the public buildings, in-
eluding Barnert Memorial Hospital, I. A.
Hall Mills, and the Paterson General
Hospital. Before going into business fur
himself, Mr. Mitchell worked as a super-
intendent and estimator for a large con-
cern in New York City and has been
engaged ill that business now twenty
He is a member of the Masonic. Jr. O. I - . A. H., and Stags
lodges and was previously a member of the Irish-American A. C,
haling won championships as a heal and toe walker. He mar-
ried .Miss Marjorie Mills of this city.
His favorite sports besides athletics are hunting and fishing
and his proficiency at both is well known by sportsmen of the
WHO'S WHO IN PASSAIC COUNTY
HERMAN B. KITAY
m in Faterson there
the genial Herman
Among the many prominent business n
none that can claim more friends than
Kitay. He is President of the three
Kitay stores in this city, H. B. Kitay,
Inc.. Kitay Brothers, and Kitay & Com-
pany, and is noted for his straightfor-
ward manner in conducting his business.
Mr. Kitay was born in Gruden. State
of Kovno, Russia, forty -nine years ago
and received his education in the pri-
vate schools of that place. In 1888 he
came to this country and settled in Fat-
erson. He married Zelda Bluestein,
daughter of Peter Bluestein, who came
to this country fifty years ago and is
said to be the oldest Jewish resident of
Pater son. They have five children who
live with their parents in their beauti-
ful home on Broadway.
Mr. Kitay is a devout member of the B'nai Israel and a mem-
ber of the Orach Chain, one of the largest Jewish churches in
New York City. He has always kept his place of business
closed on Saturday in keeping with the Jewish religion.
In politics he is a Republican and although a firm believer in
the policies of that parly has never been a candidate for public
office. He takes a keen interest in all city affairs and is a hard
worker fur the interests of the city at large. He is a very
home loving man and is not affiliated with any of the lodges or
clubs of the city.
REV. GEORGE MOONEY
Rev. George Mooney, Pastor of Grace Methodist Episcopal
Church, is one of the best known ministers in Paterson. Mr.
Mooney was born in New York City in
the year 1SI>3, and received his early
education in the New York public schools
and later entered Centenary Collegiate
Institute at Hackettstown, N. J., to pre-
pare for college. He received his higher
education in Wesleyan University at
Middletown, Conn., and Northwestern
University, and Garret Biblical Insti-
tute at Evanston, 111. He was ordained
to the ministry at Chadron, Neb., in
1894, and he held appointments in
Wyoming, Illinois, and New Jersey. Be-
fore entering the Centenary Collegiate
Institute, Mr. Mooney was employed for
five years in the dry goods business, and
later, while a college student was em-
ployed in the auditing department of the Hudson River Day line.
He came to Paterson in April, 1913-, as Pastor of Grace M. E.
Church. Mr. Mooney's activity in behalf of the children of
Paterson led to his appointment in July, 1914, by Mayor Robert
H. Fordyce as a member of Paterson's first Playground Com-
mission. Recently he was reappointed for a term of five years
by Mayor Amos H. Radcliffe.
After his graduation from Northwestern University Mr. Mooney
married Miss Carrie Lane Emerson, a graduate of Wellesley Col-
lege, of the class of 1898. They have two children. Wandell. a
member of the Junior class of Wesleyan University, and Faith,
who recently entered the local High School. In politics he is
independent. He is a member of the Masonic Lodge.
known throughout the community than Mr. Earley. He is m,
ried and the father of two children. He resides in a spach
residence at 323 Getty Avenue.
Albert Earley. funeral director, is
len in the business life of the city,
Due of the most prominent
Beginning in a small way
ago, he has gradually built
up his business to one of the largest
enterprises of its kind in this city.
His versatility has made him a con-
spicuous figure in the city's life and a
leader in bis business. His mortuary
parlors are located a1 32o Getty Ave-
nue, where, in the rear, away from the
tumult of the street, he has an elegantly
appointed suite of rooms admirably
suited for mortuary purposes in every
particular, being especially adopted for
private funerals. It is needless to say
that Mr. Earley is an ornament to the
business of this city, and that his pa-
trons are from the best classes.
Mr. Earley in addition to being an
efficient business man, takes an active interest in social affairs.
Connected with several lodges he is also identified in an active
way with the Spanish- American VVar Veterans. During our
encounter with Spain in 1898, Mr. Earley served on the Hospital
Corps of the Second N. J. Vol. Inf.
Born and educated in this city, there are few men better
CHARLES S. ECKSTONE
Charles S. Eckstone, Secretary and Treasurer
Erothers Manufacturing Company, was born in
Mass., August 23, 1860. He received
his early education in New Bedford
and later when his parents moved to
Cleveland. Ohio, he finished his high
school educatiou there. He entered
Coanoke College, Salem, Virginia, in 1884
and pursued nis college career until
1887 when he left to accept a position
in Memphis, Tenn. Here he remained
until 1S98 when he came to Paterson
and together with Joseph and John
Appel formed the Appel Brothers Silk
The factory, which is located in the
Hamilton Mill on the Back Race is one
of the best equipped tie silk plants in
In addition to his silk interests, Mr. Eckstoi
with important financial and mercantile establishments. In
politics he is a Democrat. In 1889 he married Miss Frances
Putzel of Memphis, Tennessee. One child was born from this
Mr. Eckstone is essentially a home man. having no connection
with any lodge or club. He resides with his wife and family
at 4r>0 Riverside Drive, New York. Until 1907 he lived in East
Thirtieth Street, Paterson.
JOHN H. POWERS
Although but forty years old. John H. Powers has one of
Paterson's largest places of business in the city and the product
of his shop can be found on almost
all of Paterson's places of business and
large residences. Mr. Powers manufac-
tures awnings, tents and canvas goods
of all descriptions in his shop at ".8
He was born in the Riverside section
of Paterson and lived in South Pater-
son for twelve years. He received his
education in the local schools. His
father conducted a meat market in Pat-
erson for twenty-three years. Twenty
years ago Mr. Powers started in the
awning and canvas goods business on a
small scale but since that timo by close
attention to business and a genial dis-
position has enlarged the business until
at the present time it is one of the leading enterprises of its
kind in the State. All the latest improved machinery is used in
the manufacture of the canvas goods by Mr. Powers and no order
is too large or none too small to be taken care of by his work-
Mr. Powers is married and has five children, all of whom
live with him at his home, 36 Elizabeth Street.
RORERT A. MITCHELL
of this publicatii
When the representative
Robert A. Mitchell at his Ellison Sti
purpose of securing data relative to the
genial Colonel's activities in life, he
asked him, in connection with other
biographical queries, what his favorite
sport was. Without an instant's pause
the Colonel flashed, "Politics my boy,
In that one little brief expression
Colonel Mitchell, summed up neatly his
most consummate accomplishment, and
likewise expressed the field in which
he not only has become prominent in
this city and county, but has also added
considerably to his store of earthly be-
longings. Coming to Paterson, from
Buffalo, back in December 12, 1898, be
has, principally through his adeptness
in this art, raised himself to a high pinnacle of honor and dig-
nity in the community
Though the days have passed somewhat since the gracious
"Bob" was a "Czar" in this political domain, he still possesses
enough influence and ability to make himself feared by all adver
witness the primary election in 1916. Never seeking
WHO'S WHO IN PASSAIC COUNTY
position, other than as representative of his part; from his
count; district, he lias taught all rivals for that position, to
beware the unerring Bweep of Mitchell popularity and ability.
Comin. to Paterson as aforesaid, Colonel Mitchell fount! the
city grovelling in the grasp ,.r his political foes, hut e'er many
months had passed, the new champion, entering at once the lists
in defence of what he knew was right, brought about a new era.
From the tlr.t his ability to stir the people to realization of the
facts ami foibles of cases, resulted iii his I omlng a popular
leader, and it seldom was a losing tight which was found under
He pursues the even tenor of his ways at his residence. 233
Hamilton Avenue, unhampered by the worries akin to married
life, for lie is a bachelor, proud and free. His Auditorium on
Ellison Street is the scene of main gatherings t">tli political and
social, and the Colonel's generosity in his renting of it has re-
dOUUded I" his benefit in many ways. It is the largest private
hall in the city and is much in demand.
When asked how long he had lieen in politics the Colonel
answered "Forty-eight years. 1 ' Kui Colonel." the interviewer
expostulated, "surely how old are you?" "Just forty-eight." he
"And what are your politics, may I inquire," said the repre-
"Why certainly you may Inquire," he said. "You are prob-
abl\ the only one in the world who doesn't know, and when I
tell miu the whole world will he informed. I. sir, am a Republi-
WILLIAM J. KELLER
One of I'aterson's greatest hustlers and boosters is the genial
William .1. Keller, who has been a funeral director in this city
for the past seventeen years. Dur-
ing the time that .Mr. Keller has been
in business in this city lie has made
friends by the legion and what ever
section of the city or county he travels
to in is well known and respected.
Prior to iiis starting in the business
of directing funerals Mr. Keller was em-
ployed hi tlic silk business hut after
working in this trade for two years he-
came a funeral director, K..r many
years lie conducted parlors on Main
Street, and in 1915 had a handsome
mortuary parlor erected at 18-21) Jack-
son Street, where he is now located.
From the start Mr. Keller was success-
ful and now his establishment is one
of the largest and finest in the State.
Not only is Mr. Keller fully supplied witli equipments in the
line of his business as a funeral director but is prepared to
cater to all kinds of social events, bis carriage service including
all the latest equipages. Mr. Keller never actively entered
politics .mil has never been a candidate for political office.
Mr. Keller is prominent in the social organizations of the city
ami is a member of I'aterson Lodge. No. 60, B. p. o. E., Knights
of tlie Golden Eagles. Begins Council, is.', C. B. L., and St.
Boniface's Society of St. Boniface's R. ('. Church of which he
is a prominent member. Mr. Keller is married, his wife's name
being Pauline Riber, of Allentown, Pa., and one child helps
gladden tite Keller home.
DAVID V. 1'KOSKKY
KODHIiT C. MOOIIK
Robert C. Moore has been a funeral
that time his business has grown
me of the
For the past fourteen year
director in this city and ii
from one of the smallest to
largest in the city. His place of busi-
ness is at 380 Totowa Avenue, where
be has a magnificent mortuary parlor.
Mr. Moore is one of Passaic County's
most energetic business men, and in his
spare moments can always lie found
working for the interests of the city and
Mr Moore is married and has three
children. His wife's maiden name was
Lillian Carlisle. His entire life has
been spent in the Totowa section of the
The subject of this sketch takes a
keen interest in politics, and has mire
been elected Coroner of Passaic County.
He is a Republican and always a staunch supporte
cies of the party with which he is affiliated.
Aside from his business and political activities. Mr. Moore also
finds time to take an active interest in the affairs of the Knights
of the poli
ast army of real estate experts and insurance men
i'W Jersey, noi x d In practical knowledge ami
keen Judgment David v. Proskey, Presl
dent and Managing Director, of the
Eastshle Real Estate and Insurance
Agency, residential property specialists
ami Insurance adjusters
Mr. Proskey is a Paterson product,
II.' u.i, bom in tills city in lss;. and
was educated ill the local public schools.
graduating from High School in 1899.
Upon Completing his education Mr.
Proskey entered the real estate business
in New York, securing employment with
one of the largest land developing cor-
porations in that city. From the verj
beginning he forged ahead until he was
made manager of the residential de-
partment. He served in this capacity
Bided to en
,i to be dli
business for himself.
i,-, si, 1,-r his ,1,-,-is
as he bad fully made
of Malta, and the Jr. O. U. A. M., both of which he
ipealth of knowledge, gained through his long
experience, it was not long before his Influence in real estate
Circles was strongly felt. During his business career in this
city. .Mr. Proskey has negotiated some of the largest real estate
transactions cm record. In every transaction that he has figured
in the results obtained have been eminently satisfactory to all
concerned. That his judgment is highly valued is shown by the
numerous instances he has been called upon to render expert
t'l addition to his business activities, Mr. Proskey. is also
actively connected with social and fraternal organizations. He
is a member of the Loyal Association of stags. Order of America,
and several other fraternal organizations. Mr. Proskey is also
an expert shot, being one of the best known huntsmen in this
He is also an enthusiastic golfer, spending a great deal of his
leisure time on the links. Although he has never sought any
office, he is an ardent Republican and can always he relied upon
to do his share for the party's welfare. Mr. Proskey married
Miss Maud Mae Furbeck and resides with his wife and daughter
in a tastefully appointed home.
Robert Gaede, President of the North Jersey Automobile Club,
in three terms, is one of the pioneer motorists of Paterson. He
was the third owner in Paterson of a
steam automobile and was one of the
first to import and sell French gasoline
cars, the Darracq being the popular
foreign car at that time.
Mr. Gaede was born In the year 1856,
serving an apprenticeship in the silk
dyeing trade when a boy. Studied
three years afterward and traveled all
through the dyeing centers of Europe
in order to add to his education along
that line. He has worked in the capaci-
ty of dyer in many of the principal
cities of Germany, also in Alsace,
France, and Switzerland. He came to
Paterson in the year 1880 and started
with the Weidmann Silk Dyeing Com-
pany, later going into business for himself in the cleaning and
dyeing trade on Main Street, and later on West Street. In 18S7
lie formed a partnership with John Allen, under the firm name of
Gaede & Allen, and conducted a very successful business until
1800. when Mr. Gaede again went into business for himself, in
which he was also successful to a very great degree, so that
when the National Silk Dyeing Company was formed Mr. Gaede's
plant was one of those which the new company thought it ad-
visable to buy in.
After some years witli the National Silk Dyeing Company Mr.
Gaede again decided to go into business for himself, or, rather.
to establish a business which he might conduct himself and
leave to his hoy s eventually. To that end the Arm of Gaede
Silk Dyeing Company was formed, consisting of Messrs. Robert
Gaede, Charles W. Gaede and William R. Gaede. The firm bought
a large plot of ground in the Riverside section of the city,
erecting a building of the most modern kind, equipping it with
the most improved methods, and are to-day conducting one of
the largest independent dyeing establishments in tire country.
Although one of the busiest of Paterson business men. Mr.
Gaede has found time to connect himself with the Hamilton
Club, the Elks' Club, Masonic bodies, the Chamber of Com-
merce, and other prominent civic and fraternal organizations of
WHO'S WHO IN PASSAIC COUNTY
WILLIAM L. KI.VKKAD
gii ing Daj
for the bet
"Maker of P
not as readily help themselves.
the New Jersey Housing Ass<
and Sane Foi
Frank W. Fur
,kead was born in Altoona. Pa., on Thanks-
er 24. 1870. He attended the public schools
through High, and prepared the follow-
ing two years at Blair Academy, Blairs-
town, N. J-, for Yale College. He
served one year each in Altoona Elec-
tric Light Co.. Paterson Railway Co.,
and in expert course at Schenectady in
General Electric Co. shops. He acted
as buyer and manager four years for
Webster Mfg. Co. (bicycle makers), in
Paterson. N. .). : was one vear with the
Benj. Eastwood Co., ns salesman, and
has represented Crompton & Knowles
Loom Works of Worcester. Mass., and
Providence, R. I. for the past sixteen
Mr. Kinkead has resided in Pater -
: on since 1891, and has been active in
many of the local and state movements
of liis fellow citizens. His work as a
County" has mainly been for those who could
He is at present President of
Chairman of the Anti-
ittee, Vice-President of the Charity Organi-
■mber Board of Managers Paterson General
lember as well as prime mover of the Safe
of July Committee in this city. He is
i r.umter of other similar organizations.
FRANK W. Fl'HKKY
born October 17, 1864, in Paterson.
:he parochial and public schools and
College. He left
Pater3on in 1884 to make his perma-
nent home in the West ; after traveling
quite extensively in the West he finally
located in Kansas City. Mo., where he
became engaged in the real estate busi-
ness, returning home to Paterson on a
visit in 1887, he was persuaded by his
mother to it-main in Paterson. Disposing
of his interests in Kansas City he re-
turned to Paterson and has remained
He was married to Emma Ringlier in
1NSS. and has a family of eight chil-
dren. He became employed in the Roger
Locomotive Works where he remained
until the spring of 1894, when he be-
came connected with the office of .lames A. Morrisse, taking
charge of the real estate department until 1897, when he left
that office and started in the real estate business for himself.
He has made a specialty of real estate values in Paterson
and vicinity. He has been engaged as Real Estate Expert. Ap-
praiser, oi Commissioner in all of the important real estate cases
in Paterson in recent years. In politics he is a Republican:
belongs to a number of civic and political organizations ; his
favorite diversions are ball games, good plays, or an interest-
ing detective story .
PETER (. QUACKENBUSH
Peter C. Quackenbush, ['resident and Treasurer of Quackenbusb
& Son, Inc., No. l2'-2^-^4 -2*j Van Houten Street, dealers in
horseshoers' wheelwrights' and contrac-
tors' supplies, iron and steel, was born
in Paterson, November, 5, 1S68.
He received his education in Grammar
School No. 1. and entered the hard
■ware business as clerk to his father,
the late David P, Quackenbush, April
14. 1884; the business t lien being lo-
cated at 125 Main Street.
On May l. ism Mr. Quackenbush
was admitted to partnership with his
father under the firm name uf Quacken-
bush & Son
Owing to increase in business this
concern was obliged to move to Broad-
way and Washington street. November
January 1, 1910 the business was incorporated under the name
of Quackenbush & Son, Inc., and moved to their present quarters
No. 120-22 Van Houten Street in December of the same yeai
(luring the year 1915 they found it necessary to build a large
addition adjoining, which in all comprises about 30,000 square
feet of floor space.
They are considered the largest heavy hardware jobbers in
Northern New Jersey with a line that comprises principally Iron
and steel twisted concrete bars, cold rolled shafting, contractors'
tools, horseshoes, etc.
Mr. Quackenbush is a member of the Masonic and Elks' fra-
ternaties, Hamilton and Rotary Clubs, also the American Iron,
steel and HeaM Hardware Association.
He was appointed by Mayor Radclitfe as a Democratic member
of the Hoard of Public Works, Jamiarj 1. 1916.
Robert Sinclair, recently re-elected a niemli
County Board of Chosen Freeholders, is a si
how much preservance and energy can
accomplish in the pursuit of health,
wealth and happiness.
Mr. Sinclair was born in Belfast. Ire-
land, in 1870, and came to Paterson En
1886 His early education was acquired
in the common schools of that city, and
when he came to Paterson he settled
down at once to make a position for
himself in the business life of th< city,
By steady and conscientious attention
to his duties he acquired a splendid
working knowledge of the real estate
and insurance business and ten years
ago embarked in business w Itb Soren
P. Hansen, with whom Ik- is still asso-
ciated at 126 Market Street. Their blisi-
ness has grown steadily and they are now recognized as experts
in their particular line.
Politically Mr. Sinclair is a Republican and he has taken an
active part in many campaigns. Last year Mr. Sinclair ran
independent of the regular ticket, and then his strength being
recognized he was made a regular candidate.
His first appointment to the Board of Freeholders was to nil
out the unexpired term of Isaac Wollenberg. This was granted
to him not because he was a favorite hut because he had been
highest of the losing candidates at the primary, being nosed art
by a slim majority. At the last election he was return fd to
office by a handsome majority.
His favorite sports are baseball and athletic meets at which
he often presides as an official. In lodge and club circles he
is affiliated with the Elks, Masons. Lincoln Club, Central and
Southside Republican Clubs, Totowa Rod and Gun Club, and an
honorary member of the Mecca Club.
Mr. Sinclair is married ami has two sons
John Campbell, plumbing inspector is
officers that has ever held Office in tin
one of the most popular. Mr. Campbell
was a temporary plumbing inspector in
1914 and on December 9, 1914, the posi-
tion was made permanent after he ha 1
passed the Civil Service examination.
He came to Paterson from Philadelphia
about thirty years ago. Previously he
worked as a journeyman plumber in
Philadelphia, Passaic, Hackensack, Len-
ox, and Pittsrield. Mass.. and served
.is Recording Secretary of the Journej
men's Union for several years. He lias
been in business as a practical sanitary
plumber for over twenty years in Pater-
son, and before his appointment as
Plumbing Inspector worked on the Sani-
tary Committee of the Master Plumbers
with the Board of Health in revising the plumbing code. In 1SMU
be was active in the drafting of a hill for a uniform State plumb-
Mid a State law regulating registration and the exami-
nation of plumbers and plumbing.
He was born in Scotland fifty years ago and came to this
country in 1887. He was never married. In politics he is a
Republican and lias always worked for the interests of (hat party.
Mr. Campbell is prominent in lodge circles being affiliated
with the Masons, Loyal Order of Moose. Knights of Malta, Order
of Scottish Clans. Caledo
American Social Club,
President Associated Scottish Soci
dent Scottish American Social Clul
Master Plumbers : National Slate Vi
Chair ma n Executive Committee. I
In athletics Mr. Campbell is interested in the great Scottish
game. Scottish dances. Soccer football and is quite a fan. He
lives at 10 Park Street,
WHO IN PASSAIC COUNT Y
C. EUGENE MiuCIIKSNKY
in i Bugt me MacChesney is the founder, owner and principal
of one "f the best known college and business preparatory
Schools In this City. He was born in
Greenwich, N. Y.. <.f an old Revolu
tlonary famllj dating l>;i<k to 1819 He
i-, .1 recognized authority on educational
topics He took the degree of Ph D
al the University School of Pedagogy
in New York and Has the youngest
man at that time In be graduated. He
completed the full pedagogical four-
year course in two veal's. He is a
graduate of the University of Vermont,
receiving from tltat institution the de
gree of A It and A.M. He also re-
celved the degree of li.iv ami LL.M.
from the University of the Cits of \,.«
York, ami is a member of the New
York Bar. He is also a graduate of
the National School of oratory of Philadelphia. He lias pre-
pared students for Yale. Columbia, Princeton, "Rutgers, and the
University .if New York. Many of the prominent lawyers and
doctors of this city are graduates of this well known school.
Among these may be mentioned Dr. Robert Armstrong, the
County Physician, ex-Congressman Henry Allen. Judge Costello
of the Passaic City Court. ex-Judge Carroll of the Paterson
City Court, and Judge Delaney of the District Court of Paterson.
He has traveled extensively and is familiar with the greater
part of Western Europe. His last trip made him familiar with
parts of Egypt, Greece, Asia Minor, Turkey, Servia, Roumanla,
and An-iria He has traveled up the Nile, ascended the pyra-
mid- and explored the ruins of tile Parthenon. He is a mem
ber of the Greek letter fraternities, Phi Delta Phi, the
Sigma Phi, Legal, and the Masonic fraternities up to and includ-
ing tlic Mecca shrine, and is a communicant at the Church of the
Redeemer. Besides the college preparatory work in his insti-
tution, the business part of it is strong, having some 7,000 gradu-
ates holding prominent positions in New Y'ork. and New Jersey.
He also lias a special class of students in Regents thus avoiding
time and money in traveling to and from New Y'ork. The Civil
Service and Salesmanship Courses are also features of the
school. The school is well equipped and in point of light,
furniture, ventilation and sanitation, its rooms are unsurpassed.
Anyone visiting the school will find it one of the busiest, most
Interesting and most profitable of institutions.
GEOKGE I'. WINCHESTER
George P Winchester, Librarian of tin- Paterson Fie,. Public
Library, is a native of Massachusetts. He began library work
at the Russell Library, Middktown.
Conn., of which lie was the tlrst II
After several years of work and
study at MlddletOWn, Mr. Winchester
w.iii abroad, Bpendlng ■ than three
years in extensile travel and study ill
Europe, tin Ids return to this country
iii isss he was appointed librarian "t
Ule Public Library of Paterson. in
winch position lie has served coiitiiui
library use and he was active in mak-
ing suggestions and working with the Trustees in remodeling this
building as well as in planning the addition put up in 1901, and
which, with the building and library were destroyed by the fire
of February. 1902.
During the planning and erection of the pies. nit Danforth Memo
rial at Broadway anil Auburn Street, Mr. Winchester was con-
stantly in close consultation with the architect. Mr. Henry
l'n m, of New York, in working out the plans for the interior
of the building.
At the time of Mr. Winchester's coming to Paterson. the Library
contained about 9,000 volumes, at the time of its destruction by
fire about 4(1,011(1 volumes had been entered on the accession
catalogue, and at the present time there are some 64,000 volumes
in the library, practically all of which have been collected since
the burning of the first Danforth building. Several thousand
volumes have been worn out and discarded, so that altogether,
fully inn, nun volumes have been added to the library during his
administration. At tlte beginning of his service as librarian the
annual circulation of books was about 70,000, it is now nearly
270,000. The membership of tlte Board of Trustees has com-
pletely changed some three times during his service as executive
officer of the library.
Mr. Winchester is a member of the American Library Asso-
ciation, the New Jersey Library Association, and the New Y'ork
EDMUND (i. STAUTER
Almost everybody in Passaic County knows Jerry" Stalter
as he is familiarly called by his host of friends and admirers
Mr. Stalter is a lawyer by profession,
having been admitted to the New Jer-
sey Bar in 1899, as an attorney, and
a- a Counsellor in 1905. He has been
actively engaged in the practice of his
profession ever since liis admission, and
is regarded as one of the leading law-
yers of Passaic County. He succeeded
the Hon. Vivian Lewis as City Coun-
sel of Patersott in 1905, performing the
duties of that office to the entire satis-
faction of the people until 1907. He
is attorney for the Borough of Butler
and Pomptoti Township.
Mr. Stalter is a graduate of Y'ale
University, both academic and law
departments, from which institution he
received the degrees of A.B. and Bachelor of Law.
In the years 1900, 1901, 1902. and 1903. Mr, Stalter was a
member of the N. J. Assembly, where he achieved a record for
honesty, courage and fighting ability that endeared him to all
the people of Passaic County.
For tlie past fifteen years, Mr. Stalter has been a faithful and
active worker for the Republican party in Passaic County. He
is a member and Vice-President of the Passaic County Republican
Committee. He is also a member of the Central Republican Club.
Lincoln Republican Club, and the First Ward Republican Club,
all of Paterson, and was President of the Passaic Co. Bar Asso-
In lodge circles Mr. Stalter enjoys a wide popularity. He is
Past Exalted Ruler of the Elk's Lodge, No. (ill. of Paterson. Past
District Deputy of North Jersey Elks, a Thirty second Degree
Mason and a Shriner, member of Knights of Pythias, and a
prominent worker iit the Independent Order of Forresters.
Mr. Stalter is credited with being one of the best informed
men in New Jersey in state politics. He is keenly alive to all
matters concerning municipal and State government, and his
counsel and advice have long been eagerly sought by his party's
GEORGE N. SEGER
Among the long list of prominent men that
proud to hail as her own, none is better c
known than George N. Seger, Mayor of
Passaic. Just rounding the half-cen-
tury mark of life, Mr. Seger has a rec-
ord of achievements of which any man
might well be proud. He was born in
New Y'ork City. January 4, 1886, and
received his preliminary education in
the public schools of the Metropolis.
He then entered a commercial college
from which he graduated when seven-
teen years of age. Securing employ-
ment with a large contracting firm, he
mastered the technique of the builders'
art and at the age of twenty-three en-
gaged in the contracting business him-
self. Four years later he moved bis
business to Passaic, and by dint of
hard work and efficient service, built up
most prosperous building and interior \
In 1909, when it. was decided to build the splendid High
School, of which Tassaic is so proud. Mr. Seger, at that time
VictS-President of the Board of Education, was selected Chair-
man of the Building Committee, and it was due largely to his
untiring efforts and his technical knowledge of the building
business that this splendid structure was completed for several
thousand dollars less than the amount appropriated by the gov-
erning body to provide for its erection. There is little doubt
that this splendid service on the part of Mayor Seger was the
basis of his great popularity with the people of Passaic.
Mr. Seger has always been a staunch Republican and an
indefatigable worker in the ranks. The people of the Third Ward
of the City of Passaic, realizing his exceptional qualifications
and ability elected him a member of the Board of Education.
He served on this board from November 7, 1906, until June 7.
1909, when the Board became appointive. The Mayor in 1909
appointed him to the Board. He served until September 19,
Hill, when be was elected a member of the Board of Com-
missioners, under the Elective Commission form of government.
On September 26, 1911, he was chosen Mayor of the City of
WHO'S WHO IN PASSAIC COUNTY
Passaic and served in that capacity until May IS, 191a, when he
was again elected a member of the Board of Commissioners, and
chosen Mayor, which office lie still holds.
Due to his unusual ability as a financier, he was some years
ago made a Director of the "New Jersey Fire Insurance Co.,' and
has since been elected a Director of the Fourth Ward Trust Co.,
of the City of Passaic, which institution in 1916 chose him as
As a club and organization man. he is exceedingly popular.
being a member of the Third Ward Republican Club. Tasl
Regent, Passaic Council, Royal Arcanum. Centennial Chapter
R. A. M., Past Commander, Washington Commandery, No. 21,
K. T. Salaam Temple. A. A. 0. N. M. S.. Commodore Lake Hopat-
cong Yacht Club. 19H-16, and Associated Automobile Clubs of
His marriage to Miss Josephine B. Meyer, of New York City,
In 1890. was one of the brilliant social events of the season.
Mayor Seger resides in a handsome residence at :;J4 Aycrigg
WILLIAM I. LEWIS
Among the lawyers of Passaic County ex-Judge William I.
Lewis holds a high place. He was born in Paterson in 1861,
and received his education in the public
schools and High School and later gradu-
ated from the New York Law School.
After graduation he entered the office
of the late Judge A. B. Woodruff, and
was admitted to the bar when he was
twenty -one years of age. Judge Wood-
ruff when he became Prosecutor of the
Pleas formed a partnership with Mr.
Lewis. Later. Mr. Lewis formed a
partnership with his brother. Vivian M.
Lewis, and their practice continued to
grow until now it is among the leaders
of the State. Some of the most promi-
ment men in the northern part of the
State are numbered among his clients.
Mr. Lewis served the Board of Health
as Counsel for three years, during which time he rendered valu-
able service. Since the campaign of 18S4. Mr. Lewis has been
an ardent and indefatigable exponent of the principles of Republi-
canism. In 1893 he ran for Assembly and was elected by a
handsome plurality. In 1896 John W. Griggs, then. Governor,
appointed Mr. Lewis Judge of the District Court. In this capacity
he made an enviable record, his executive ability and readj
tact in meeting trying situations, have helped in many a serious
Mr. Lewis married in ls:i2. Miss Florence Roberts. One child,
a daughter, Miss Florence Lewis, was born of this union. He
resides at Twelfth Avenue and Twenty-ninth Street. Mr Lewis's
offices are in the Second National Bank Building, in Paterson.
REV. HAXXA KOORIE
horn in Diarbekr, Assyria,
Meerza Koorie, educated bit
Hanna Koorie wa
29, L862. His father. Ret
ministry, he himself bein
minister from father to son without a
break. At that time, he was not in-
clined toward the ministry and in its
stead followed educational works He
was school Superintendent for some
•tme. wrote poetry, some of which is
popular to this day, and in 1866 was
united in marriage to Miss Okda Tur-
parjeyan. Few years later, he discov-
ered a rich copper mine and desired to
operate it. The Turkish Government
refused permission, and deteriorating!}
ii id the Christians. After travel-
ing in various parts of the Empire, dis-
gusted with the retrogating policy of
the Government, he began searching for
a new abode, going to India. China, South Afri
France, and the 1'nited States.
During the winter of lS'JS. he came to this country, which
pleased him so well that shortly afterward, obtained his first
citizen paper and prepared to live here permanently. He became
a rug merchant in New York witli his office in the Knickerbocker
Building, and also invented a hair tonic. In 1S97 he brought
his family to this country.
In 1899 lie came to 1'aterson. invented a "non-reflllable" bot-
tle, and a "safety" clothes line pulley. In April, 19n7, the
Mori than that
Assyrian Americans sent him to Jerusalem where, after being
ordained priest, returned here in September. Rev. Koorie is now
the forty-first minister from father to son and is also the first
and only shepherd of the Assyrian Jacobites in this country.
Immediately after coming here, he assembled the wandering
Assyrians, for the first time, to worship in St. Bartholomew's
Church, New York. He organized the Assyrian National School
Association: Intibah: Ladies' Aid Society: Fitchburg Assyrian
Educational Association ; Worcester Assyrian Ladies' Benefit
Society: St. Ephraim Society of Pawtucket, and the Assyrian
Tublic Library, in various cities.
Born in Paterson and educated in her schools, George Arnold
is a Patersonian in every sense of tin
he has made his faith in Paters
its environs manifest upon more than
one occasion. Indeed, his work has
been of the constructive character which
leaves an indelible impress upon his
For many years Mr. Arnold and his
brothers conducted one of the largest
silk dyeing plants in Hawthorne under
the firm name of the Arnold Brothers,
and no work was done better anywhere
than was turned out of their plant. A
few years ago they sold the dyehouse
and he entered the real estate busi-
ness. He began the development of a
number of real estate projects all of
which have been successful due to tin-
great work of Mr. Arnold.
When the work was started to try and have the Rev. William
A. Sunday visit this city Mr. Arnold was the man that organized
the churchgoers into an association and to him belongs the
credit for the visit of Rev. Sunday to this city. After the
evangelistic campaign was finished instead of allowing the spirit
of the campaign to die away Mr. Arnold rallied the members of
the association and since that time their work has gone on
While Rev. Sunday was in Paterson Mr. Arnold worked harder
than any other man connected with the campaign and was kept
busy from start to finish attending to the many details con-
nected with the work.
Mr. Arnold has a beautiful residence at 607 Broadway and
his interests are as many as the multifarious activities of the
city itself. Paterson and Passaic County have reason to be well
satisfied with the work he has done for both his home city and
PHILIP A. BRUCKMAN
Probably one of the best known real estate dealers in this
section of the country is Philip A. Bruckman. of 175 Market
Street. Paterson. Mr. Bruckman was born
in Paterson and after receiving his edu-
cation in both local, public and private
schools, he learned the baking and c in-
fectionery trade with his father who
was one of the pioneer bakers of Pat-
erson. He then took up the study of
law but left this to take a position with
a large canning concern and held this
position until the factory burned down,
and the concern went out of business.
He then connected himself with the
Lawrence Manufacturing Company, man-
ufacturers of floor coverings. He next
managed the sales department of one
of tlie largest paper manufacturing
concerns in the country and while hold-
ing tliis position large real estate holdings came under his super-
vision. While thus engaged he formed a co-partnership under
the name of Bruckman and Co.. manufacturing carbon papers
and typewriter ribbons. Later, selling out his interest in the
concern, he formed the well-known firm of Bruckman & Kelly,
doing excavating work in New York City. After all this experi-
ence he started in the real estate business in 1905 and since
that time his business has grown to be one of the largest in
In 18S7 Mr. Bruckman married Miss Lillian M. De Baun,
daughter of the then well known carpenter and builder by that
name. They have one child, a daughter who is the wife of
Robert McGowan of Newark. N. J. Mr. Bruckman likes all kinds
of games and sports and is always ready to enter into the spirit
of any kind of fun. especially when playing and romping with
his only grandchild, Robert.
W II I N P A
FREDERICK \V. VAN BLARCOM
One «>f the must popular members "f tin- bar in t
is the genial Frederick w. Van Blai
office of County Counsel. "Fred," as
he is 11 ■ widelj known bj hi
of frlendSj "as born In this city forty-
two years ago and attended the public
of this city. After graduating
fr..m the local High School he entered
e of the late Eugene Emley,
where he studied law
After finishing his studies In the
former prosecutor's office he was ad
milted to the bar and since then, by
his conscientious attention tO the busi-
ness of his clients, has buill up one
of the finest law practices In the
He Is married, ins wife's name being
Berths Waldo, of Troy. N\ Y.. and five
Children were horn of the union. In 1915 Mr. Van Blarcom was
selected as County Counsel, Since his appointment he has
handled the legal affairs of the county in such an excellent man-
ner that the Freeholders have been eominended on all Sides for
their wise selection in appointing Mr. Van Blarcom to the position.
In politics Mr. Van Blarcom is also prominent. He is one
of the hardest workers the Republican party has In its ranks. He
is the Chairman of the Republican County Committee and in
this position directs the work of the various Republican workers
in their efforts to secure voters. He was a member of the
N\ J. Assembly in the years. 19i>2. 1903, 1904.
Mr. Van Blarcom aside from his political and legal works is
prominent in fraternal circles and is a member of Paterson
Lodge. No. 60, B. P. O. E.. and the Masons.
HENRY A. ODENDAHL
Although not a native-born Patersonian Henry A. Odendahl is
one of the hardest workers for the interest of Paterson that
resides within the city. He has been
a business man in this city for the past
sixteen years and in that time has
gained the reputation of being one of
the most popular business men in the
Mr. Odendhal was born in Germany
and in his boyhood days attended the
schools in Germany. In 1889 he came
to this country and settled in Paterson.
Ten years after his arrival in Paterson
Mr. Odendahl started in the business
which he still conducts.
At first his store was conducted on a
small scale but by close attention to
business and a genial disposition Mr.
Odendahl increased the scope of his activities until he now con
ducts one of the largest places of business of its kind in the
State Mr. Odendahl deals in birds, dogs, poultry supplies, and
fishing tackle of every description and has his place at T4 Broad-
Mr. Odendahl is never active in politics but takes a great
interest in singing, being a member of the Mozart Club. He is an
ardent fisherman and in his spare moments can always be found
alongside some nearby stream angling for members of the finny
tribe. Mr. Odendahl married Miss Hedwig Sladek and they
have two children both if whom live in this city with their
One of the well known men in this community is Eugene
Bogert, local structural iron and steel sash manufacturer.
He was born in Harrington Park.
X. J., in the year 1874. He received
his early education in that town and
later graduated from the Hackensack
High School. He then entered Rutgers
Toll,--,-. New Brunswick. N. T., J-nd
graduated as a Civil Engineer.
In the year 1X99 he incorporated the
iron works known as The Bogert-Car-
lough Company, of Paterson, and since
its inception has been its Secretary
and Treasurer. From the time of his
graduation until the incorporation of
this company be was closely connected
with many of the largest steel mills
of the East, and this experience has
been a valuable asset in the development of his own company.
During the seventeen years that this company has been in exist-
ence it has grown under his leadership to such proportions that
its plant is among the leaders in this line of business in the
State of Men Jersey,
ii. ■ is married, there being four in his family. lb' i^ nol
i In politics. His favorite Bporta are g<-lf and motoring
and for the pasl fourteen years he has been a member of the
North Jersey Country riuh and ^ connected with several college
clubs. H-' has always been an active membei ol the i ■ ■ « - - * [
Chamber of Commerce, having served on the Nominating Com-
mittee, and in the year 1913 was Third Vice-President of the
K>ll\ H. QUEVN
John ii. Qulnn, Is a member and partner of one of tin' largest
plumbing and heating mill supply establishments in Paterson.
Born in Paterson, he has always made
Paterson his home and Qulnn Bros., of
which he is at the head, is one of the
most successful institutions of its kind
in the city. He received his preliminary
education in the public and private
schools of the city.
While a hoy. Mr Qulnn learn. -d the
plumbing, stove, furnace, ami boiler
trade, and after serving his apprentice-
ship in local shops of th > late Mr. <;. D.
Voorhis, he went to work doing in-
stallation jobs, in various parts of the
city and county.
In June 1893, Mr. Qulnn entered
business with his brother, Robert E.
Quinn. at No. 49 Van Houten Street,
and later bought the plant formerly owned b.\ Mr <i D. Voorhts,
where his present establishment is located, 9 Fair Street. The
I usiness of Quinn Bros, now occupies a three-story building and
plans for additional units are now being made. The firm has
done extensive work, and many of the city's finest buildings stand
as a monument to their efficiency.
Mr. Quinn has always been a Republican in politics and takes
considerable interest in governmental affairs. As a club man
he is exceedingly active, being a member of the K. of C, Master
Plumbers' and Heating Engineers' Association, and several ethers.
He also takes an active interest in charitable work, having served
as Treasurer and on the Advisory Board of St. Joseph's Hospital
on several occasions.
His marriage to Miss Ellie O'Brien on June 19. 1890, in St.
John's R. C. Church, was one of the brilliant social events of
the season. Very Rev. Dean William McNulty officiated amid
much pomp and ceremony. The couple were blessed with six
children all of whom reside with their parents.
As a motorist, few men excel the subject of this sketch. His
machines participate in many a friendly "brush" on the road.
He is also an expert angler, devoting a month each year to this
KANDAL B. LEWIS
Randal B. Lewis, one of Paterson's most active and prominent
lawyers has been a Patersonian all his life. He was born in
this city in 1873, in a family most of
whom Seemed to be destined for the
legal profession. His two brothers are
prominent members of the State and
county bar ; Vivian M. Lewis being
Vice-Chancellor in this State, and Wil-
liam I. Lewis has served as the District
Court Judge of Paterson. Mr. Lewis
received his elementary education in
the grammar schools of Paterson, and
later entered the High School from which
was graduated at an early age. The
attractions of the law seemed to influence
him and in 1892 he took up the study
of the legal profession in the office of
his brother. William. In 1K9*> he was
admitted to the bar and since that time
he has been practicing in Paterson. He was appointed to fill the
unexpired term of City Attorney in February 1, 1912. and was
re-appointed to a full term on January 1, 1916.
Politically, Mr. Lewis is a Republican of the first rank. He
has been an active worker for the party, which values his ser-
vices as an advocate of the principles for which the organization
stands. He is a member of the Falls City Lodge of Masons,
and North Jersey Country Club. Few men in Paterson enjoy
a wider and more intimate acquaintance in the political and
social circles of the city, than Mr. Lewis, which be has created
through his many years' faithful activities in the interest of
WHO'S WHO IN PASSAIC COUNTY
Robert Blackburn, the local paper box manufacturer, and
prominent citizen of Paterson, was born at Leeds, England, in the
year 1839 and came to this country
when a small boy. He was educated at
a private school at Bloomtield. where
he made a fine record for excellent
work throughout the entire period of his
On November 20, ISO.". Mr. Black-
burn entered the paper box manufactur-
ing business and has continued that
industry ever since. At the time he
started his career, the paper box in-
dustry was still in its infancy. Since
it had become one of the principal 111
dustries of this country, and the people
of Paterson have watched Mr. Black-
burn's factory grow with it. He is
,iIm, President of the Ribbon & Ticker Paper Company.
After the "Big Fire" he put up a fine building at 205 Market
Street comprising three stores. Two large floors above are
occupied, and are built strong enough to stand two extra stories.
Mr. Blackburn is a follower of the Republican party, also he
is a member of a number of important clubs and organizations.
Among which are : the Masons, Knights of Templars. X. Y. ;
Mecca, and K. of P. He married Henrietta Buttle, of Newark.
and has eight children in his family Mr. Blackburn has always
been noted for his generosity and charitable tendencies.
WILLIAM S. TWICHELL
Sullivan County., New York, December 9, 1S65 ; came
as Principal of School-No. 7, in October, 1889. He
has been Principal of Schools Nos. 3,
6, and 12, and is at present at the head
of Lincoln School No. 9.
He acted as Supervisor of Music in
all of the public schools of Paterson
from 1895 to 1899, and during that
time the excellence of the music work
attracted the attention of the most
progressive school music people of the
Edward McNamara. Paterson's great-
est singer, said recently, that he gained
more in weeks while studying with Mr
Twichell than lie had done, in years
before while studying with other teach-
Mr. Twichell claims no superiority as
a musician but feels that the remarkable results that have been
accredited to his efforts in music, are due to his insight as an
This contention is well supported by the fact that the Twichell
penmanship method gives promise of revolutionizing the teach-
ing of writing in the schools. There are also many special
features in Lincoln School No. 9. which are the results of Mr.
Twichell's originality and which result in efficiency of the high-
est type in school work.
CLIFFORD L. NEWMAN
Clifford L. Newman is one of Passaic County's most successful
lawyers, aside from being actively engaged in the affairs of
Paterson in his office of President of
the Board of Finance. Mr. Newman
has law offices in the Citizens Trust.
Company Building on Market Street,
and has one of the largest practices of
any lawyer in the county.
He was born on July 2. Is79. in Mt.
Hermon, Warren County. New Jersey.
After graduating from the schools in
his native town, he attended Henrywell
Academy, from which lie graduated in
L897, After his graduation from the
latter academy, he taught school in
Knowlton. Warren County, for four
years, and while thus engaged studied
law in the office of George M. Shlpman,
of Belvidere. for many years County
Judge of the courts of Warren County
In June 1902, he was admitted to the bar as an attorney, find,
after practicing until April. 190S, came to Paterson where he
has made his home since. Two years after coming to Paterson,
in 1905, he was admitted to the bar as a counsellor-at-law. Since
that time his rise in legal circles bus been marked due :.. bis
ability and close attention to business.
When Mayor Robert Fordyce was appointing his various boards
and commissions on January 1. 1915, he decided that Mr. New-
man was of the calibre of men that were wanted to direct the
financial affairs of the city, and he appointed him on the Finance
Commission. He was elected President of the Commission and
his term expired January 1, 1917, when he was given a re-ap-
pointment by Mayor Amos H. Radcliffe.
Mr. Newman has always worked hard for improvement in con-
ducting criminal ca-es. and toward this end. has written the
only text-book on the subject of criminal law in tins State,
entitled. "Newman's New Jersey Criminal Law and Priced ire."
He is also joint author of Mackay and Newman's New Jersey-
Mr. Newman is married and has one child. In politics. Mr.
Newman is Republican, and always works hard for the interests
of tlie party. In lodge circles, Mr Newman is also prominent,
.iiul is ,i member of loppa Lodge, No. 29. He is also a member
of the Hamilton Club, and the Lincoln Club.
GUS CURIE, Jr.
One of the best known and popular citizens of this city is
Gus Curie. Jr., who is in the real estate and insurance business
with offees in the Colt Building. Mr.
Curie was born in Lancaster. Pa., in
1865, and his family moved from that
city to Paterson in 1869, with the excep-
tion of a short interval out of town he
has lived here ever since. He received
h.s education in the local public schools.
The Curie family have always been
noted for their activity in military cir-
cles. The late Captain Charles Curie
was a captain in the Civil War. Cap-
tain of the Light Guards and Grand
Commander of the G. A. It for the
State of New Jersey in loin',, his son,
now Captain Charles Curie, was :i parti-
cipant in the War of 1S9S, as First
Sergeant, Troop C, First New York Cavalry, and in the -rune o
1916 served for his country at the Mexican border, tins Curie
was a member of Company C, First Battalion, whose head-
quarters were in Continental Hall, in lSS:i. When the Maine was
blown up in Havana Harbor, Mr. Cur.e. who was then in Denver.
Colorado, enlisted in Company B, Seventh U. S. Infantry and
served in all the regiment's engagements in Cuba. He was hon-
orably discharged at expiration of the war. he then went into
the real estate and insurance business, and is now President of
the Gus Curie. Jr.. Co.. Inc.
Mr Curie's family consists of his wife and four children. In
politics he is a Republican by principle but holds the right to
vote for the best man
In fraternal and social circles he is connected with the Masons,
being a Thirty-second Degree member, also Jr.. 0. I*. A. M..
Spanish War Veteran. Lincoln Club. Loyal Order of Moose, and
GARRET H. VERMEULEN
One of the leading jewelers of Paterson is Garret H
Mr Vermeulen has a fine establishment just over the
bridge at 47 North Main Street. He
was born in Paterson, April 7. 1861.
Since his entrance into business he
has risen in the mercantile world mainly
through hard work. He started his pres-
ent business on a small scale but he
was determined to rise and although
many problems confronted him at the
start lie overcame them and now his
business is gaining yearly.
Mr Vermeulen married Miss Dorothy
I. II\le and they have been blessed
with two children. In politics he is a
rock-ribbed Republican. In the fall of
l'.ni:;, the people of the First Ward real-
izing his remarkable qualifications for
public office, induced him to run for
Alderman He was elected by a handso
did he serve his constituents that he
of his term, serving
s re-elected at the end
that body from 1'904 b. 1908. Again
1911 he was selected as a candidate, this time for the As-
sembly. He was elected by a handsome plurality and is re-
sponsible for much valuable legislation now on the statute
books. He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce.
In social circles he is connected with several of tins city's
leading lodges, including the Jr. 0. I'. A. M.. ami the Patriotic
Sons of America. He is a lover of all clean sports, especially
elav bird shooting and fishing, and in his younger days it was
not an uncommon sight to see Mr. Vermeulen at the trails.
WHO'S W'lio IN PASSAIC COUN T Y
Anions the many prominent silk manufactv
battel "t in ire favorably known thi
who with iiis brother John Anpel. has
i n in iiic silk manufacturing business
in I'li-Tsmi tot til-' past eighteen years,
!'tt\ one years ago Mr. Appel was
born in the town of Ustlnad Orllcl, Bo-
bemla, and attended the public and
high school tn his native town. After
finishing his education be served bis
apprenticeship in weaving In a silk mill
nf rjstlnad Orllcl and then completed
his study of weaving in the textile
school at that place
Mr Appel then went tO Vienna, Aus
nia for Ave years, when the field of
gaining practical knowledge was oppor-
tune for him and succeeded In becom
tag Superintendent of a rapestrj frctorj ;
later as designer in the former tapestry establishmenl In Au.tr a
He next went to Paris, and worked as a designer fur two years.
While at Paris he took a speeial course ill silk.
In 1S!>;; be embarked for this country ami arrived here while
the Columbia Exposition was in progress. He secured n position
in the Paterson silk mills as a designer and worked as such
until 1SHS when he engaged, in the silk manufacturing business
with his brother, which later was incorporated in The Appel
Bros. Mfg, Co., of which he is the President.
Mr Appel is married and lives with his wife and two children
at inti Preakness Avenue. His wife's maiden name was Mary
Novak. Resides being a silk manufacturer, he is one of the
Directors of Hank of Europe, New York.
In polities he is a Republican. He is fond of music t nd can
lie found at almost every musical concert that is given in the
city. He is a member of the Silk Manufacturer's Association.
One of the must hustling business men in the county is Gerlof
l»c Roos, who "'inducts a real estate and insurance business in
Paterson. Mr. De Roos at present lives
at 1 South Second Street, Lakeview
Heights, and is well known in both
Paterson and Passaic.
Mr. De Roos was born in Holland
forty -six years ago, and attended the
schools there. In 1889 he came to this
country and settled in Paterson. He
worked in a local shirt factory and
while thus engaged took a course in
the International Correspondence School.
In 19ilit he opened his real estate and
insurance office in Room No. 416, Ro-
maine Building and has been in the
same office since.
When he first started in business Mr.
De Roos operated on a small scale but
by close attention to business and his endeavor to please his
customers he gradually enlarged until at the present time he has
one of the largest real estate and insurance businesses in the
State. Mr. De Roos is married and lives with his family at
Lakeview Heights, N. J.
FRANK E. STILUVIAN
The name of Frank E. Stillman, member of the Chamber of
Commerce, and hardware merchant, at 213 Market Street, has
been associated with the names of the
prominent business men of this city for
Mr. Stillman was born at Hoosick,
Falls, X. Y.. in 1885 and came to Pat-
erson in 1898 at the age of twelve.
He received his schooling in the Pat-
erson grammar and commercial high
schools. After graduating he entered
the employ of Geo. A. Myers & Co., thus
at the start becoming interested in the
hardware line. He later became asso-
ciated with M. Eberhardt & Son's Co.
of New York City, one of the largest
wholesale and retail establish ments
dealing in hardware in the country. In
1910 I"' resigned his position with M.
Eberhardt & Son's Co., and established a hardware business for
himself at 48 Bridge Street, where he remained until March.
1915, then buying out the hardware business of Henry Burroughs
Co., 213 Market Street, which was established twenty-two years
i'\ consolidating the two concerns Mr. si ill man ha
and VI 'I BtOCk or of our most important business streets
Mr. stillman Is Secretarj and Treasure] oi rhi DeJong Inn
Works, this city, and was bass soloist in Market Sir. ie1 M E
Church foi live
He married Mlsa Minnie Decker, of tins city, and the} have two
i i Lldren
He is widely known for his connection with public spirited
movements and .is an anient baseball fan, having played on
the High School team while in High School.
K\ c missiurici James Basile, Board of Publli
ot the most popular city officials Paterson ev
known for his desire to serve the people
of the City the best way he knew how
and to give them his time and service
at all times. He was appointed a mem-
ber of the board on January 1, 1915, by
Mayor Robert Fordyce, and his term
expired December 31, 1916, when he re-
tired. When a member of the Board
of Public Works Mr. Basile suggested
the plan of distinguishing fire alar n
stations by placing a red globe i n the
electric light on the corner where the
alarm station, is located.
Mr. Basile was born in Italy, in 1883,
and came to this country with his par-
ents when six months old. The family
settled in the Sixth Ward, and James ■— ^
attended Public School No. 2. In 19H7 he was appointed a
member of the Police Department of which he was a member
four years and two months, when he resigned. In 1911 he ran
for Alderman in the Sixth Ward and was declared elected but on
a recount was defeated by one vote He has always been a
member of the Republican party and has always worked hard
for the party interests.
While a member of the Police Department he made an enviable
record and his resignation was accepted with deep regret by his
superior officers. He is affiliated with the Central Republican
Club and several Italian lodges, all of which he works diligently
for. Mr. Basik- like most other officials is devoted to motoring
and when not otherwise engaged can be found directing the
course of a touring car. He is also a great hunter and fisherman
and is always delighted to either follow game through the woods
or angle in a quiet stream. He is thirty-three years old and lives
with his wife at 616 East Twenty-fourth Street.
ROBERT P. NICHOLS
One of Paterson's oldest and most respected business men is
Robert F. Nichols, undertaker and embalmer. Mr. Nichols
has been a funeral director in Pater-
son for the past thirty-one years and
In that time has increased his business
in size many times until at present it
is ranked among the best in the
county. Not only is he well equipped
to conduct funerals but has the nec-
essary requirements for wedding parties,
socials and all other events where car-
riages are required.
The subject of this sketch was born
in New York City, and attended the
schools at that place. In 1867, soon
after the Civil War he came to Pater-
son and has since been a resident here.
In 1885 Mr. Nichols started in the
funeral directing business and from
the start was successful. In 18S6 when the method of em-
balming now in use was discovered, Mr. Nichols took a course
in Utopia College, New York City and studied the profession.
He graduated from this college on December 8, 1886.
Mr Nichols is probably one of the best known men in the
southern section of the city having spent his entire life .in
Paterson on Marshal] Street, where his home is located. Mr.
Nichols has always been a hard worker for the interests of the
city and although urged many times to become a candidate for
public office has always declined because of business obligations.
In Catholic circles Mr. Nichols is also well and favorably
known. He is a member of the Catholic Benevolent Legion and
is a hard worker for the interests of that organizaton. He
is also a member of the tribe of Ben Hur, Garret Rock Council.
No. 785, and an honorary member of St. John's Sunday School
WHO'S WHO IN PASSAIC COUNTY
JOHN H. GAHAX
ikers in this section of the
One of the leading monumen
Slate is John H. Gahan.
He was born in Chatham. Columbia
County, N. Y., in the year 1867 and
received his early education in that
town, living there until twelve years
ago. On his arrival here he immediately
took up monument making and as a re-
sult of hard work he was rewarded by
being one of the leaders in that business
in this city. He now has a fine estab-
lishment at 488 Main Street.
Mr. Gahan is married. He is Demo-
cratic in politics. His favorite sport is
baseball and it is not an unusual sight
to see Mr. Gahan sitting in the grand-
stand on a hot summer's day cheering
for his favorite team. In social circles
he is connected with the Eagles. He
is respected and well liked by all his fellow-
One of Paterson's most expert watchmakers and jewelers is
Charles Schoeffel who conducts a jewelry store at 68 Broadway.
Mr. Schoeffel has been in business ai
the Broadway address for the past year
and in that short time has made such
rapid strides that it is a safe prediction
that inside of a few more years he will
have one of the largest places of busi-
ness in the Slate.
Mr. Schoeffel was born in Basel, Swit-
zerland, in 1867. After serving his ap-
prenticeship he left Switzerland and
went to Talis where he worked as a
watchmaker. He next worked in Lon-
Jdon, England, and in 1892 came to this
Hh He settled in Paterson and secured a
position as a watchmaker in the store of
Everett R. Verneer, on Main Street. He
worked for Mr. Verneer for seventeen years. Three years ago
he purchased the business.
Mr. Schoeffel takes .in active interest in the work of several
societies and lodges with which he is affiliated. He is Treasurer
of the Helvetia Kranken Unterstutzuns Verein. Swiss Turn
Verein, the Gruteli Maennerehor Singing Society and Beethoven
Lodge, No. 154, F. and A. M.
ANDREW FOULDS, Jr.
Andrew Foulds, Jr.. of 2S3 Main Av
nent in the legal fraternity. He was b<
saic, February 6, 1S72 and received his
preliminary education in the public
schools of that city, graduating from
the Passaic High School in 1889. He
then entered the Law Department of
the University of the City of New York
from which he was graduated with the
degree of Bachelor of Laws in the Class
of 1891. After serving a clerkship with
Hon. Francis Forbes, an international
authority in patents, trade-marks, and
copyrights, he was admitted to the bar
of the Supreme Court of the State of
New York at the May term, 1893, upon
attaining the age of twenty-one years.
He continued his association with Mr.
Forbes until 1901, when he became
senior member of the well-known law firm of Foulds & Galland.
of 25 Bruad Street, New York City, which he still continues at
that address. In 189.". Mr. Foulds was licensed as an attorney
at law of the State of New Jersey and was later admitted as a
counsellor at law of this State.
He is a member of the bar of the Federal Courts of New York
and New Jersey and of the Supreme Court of the United States.
He is one of the earliest registered attorneys of the United
States Patent Office and is considered an authority on the
intricacies of patent, trade-mark, and copyright law. but he has
not confined himself to these branches as he has a general prac-
tice and is also known in the field of legal literature. Mr.
Foulds' marriage to Miss Mabel \Y. Kip in 1897, was one of
the brilliant social events of the season. He has always ardently
supported the doctrines and candidates of the Republican party
and is active in fraternal organizations.
position of tru^.i
Among the officials of Paterson none is destined for greater
achievements than Peter Cimmino, member of the Board of
Health and Secretary and Assistant
Treasurer of the German-American
Trust Company. Active, brilliant and
ready to exert every effort to secure
results, he is one of the younger men
whom Paterson will hear more of in the
future and will be glad to honor.
He was born in Sala, Caserta, Italy,
thirty-five years ago. He came here
in 1892 and has lived here since. He
was educated in the Paterson public-
schools and has attended a law school
in New York.
Thirteen years ago he entered the em-
ploy of the German-American Trust
Company as a messenger. By dint of
hard work and exceptional ability he
has steadily climbed the banking ladder
and honor he now holds.
In politics he is a Republican, and already numerous honors
have come to him from that party. He was appointed to the
Board of Health by Mayor Amos H. Radcliffe in August, 1916,
to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Dr. Achille
Mr. Cimmino, who resides at 913 East Nineteenth Street, was
married ten years ago to Miss Frances J. Cappella. Three chil-
dren were born of the union. In addition to being a member
of the New Jersey Bankers' Association, Mr. Cimmino was hon-
ored by the "Sons of Italy of America" who last year elected
him State Secretary.
HERMAN E. FROMMELT
Like every other profession or business, the fune
lias its leading lights, and prominent in this capac
son and Passaic County, is Herman E.
Frommelt. of 92 Market Street.
Established tw T enty-seven years at this
address, Mr. Frommelt is reeognizedly
the oldest director in this city. In h.s
long career he has earned the esteem
and confidence of all with whom he has
been associated, either socially or in
In his club and fraternal life Mr.
Frommelt is associated with Beethoven
Lodge. F. and A. M., Paterson Lodge
of Elks, Paterson Lodge. No. 188, I. O.
O. F., Mozart 85, and many others.
He is fifty-eight years of age, and is
married. Before her marriage, Mrs.
Frommelt was Miss L. B. Stott. Like
other prominent local men, Mr. Frommelt
future of Paterson,
WILLIAM H. ROGERS
Colonel \V. H. Rogers, Division Agent of the Public Service Gas
Company and the Public Service Electric Company represents
these concerns commercially in Passaic
County. Colonel Rogers says that he has
been so long in Paterson and likes Pat-
erson so well that he is willing to for-
get having ever lived anywhere else.
Starting with the gas company in 18S8.
he has taken part in its development
and, since 1899. in the progress of the
united gas and electric interests.
Though never active in politics, Col-
onel Rogers has always been interested
in all movements for the advancement
of this city. He was Secretary of the
Citizens' Committee of One Hundred of
the notable Centennial in 1892, com-
memorating the founding of Paterson.
He is a member of the Board of Trade,
several clubs, lodges and technical societies, among them being
the following: Elks. Masons. National Electric Light Asso-
ciation, Hamilton Club, Brotherhood of American Silk ^Vorke^s,
Y. M. C. A., National Security League, Chamber of Commerce,
North Jersey Auto Club, The Gas Institute. National Commercial
Gas Association, New Jersey State Gas Association, Gas Meters
Club, and Rotary Club.
Colonel Rogers is married, his family is made up of four mem-
His favorite diversions are reading and motoring.
WHO'S WHO IN PASSAIC COUNTY
i "i ill yean the people of Paterson have known to who
Bend when the; wanted the best In soft drinks. No ma
p. litis. .11 has a higher reputation f»>r
attention I., bis buslneaa and care f. .r
the wants of iiis customers than Fred
Greenwood. Be has lived In this city
for thirty-two years.
As .1 lodge man there are few men
better known than Mr. Greenwood, He
is a member of Pateraon Lodge, No. 60,
B. l". o. E., Lincoln Club, Moose, ami
People's Park Improvement Association,
Heptasophs, ami Temple Hill A. C.
In each of the foregoing organizations
he lias displayed activity thai lias won
fui' him tin- admiration of all the mem
■ «tli ais to a degree, he has.
by dint of hard work and modem
business methods lm.lt up a soda water business second to none
In this section (if the country. Wherever soft, drinks are sold
(he name of Mr. Greenw I is familial-. His customers are
numbered among the lust known people in the country, all of
whom attest to the line duality of his goods.
Possessed of an amiable disposition he has made a host of
friends all of whom are legion. On numerous occasions lie has
contributed generously to charitable affairs not alone financially
tan Willi his time and efforts as well. His delivery is all done
by a fleet of auto trucks exclusively. He is also one of the
largesl dealers .>t sweet cider in the State and always procures
tlic best that can he had.
Mr. Greenwood is married, rcsi.iiiir. on East 19th Street.
HENRY C. Ml HS
Although not a resident of Paterson i
resident of this city has done more for
County than Henry C. Muhs, who now
resides at 75 West End Avenue, Ridge-
wood. For many years his father was
in the wholesale packing business in
both Paterson and Passaic, and during
his boyhood the younger Mr. Muhs was
employed about the packing houses
learning the business.
When Henry Muhs. Sr., died a few
years ago bis son assumed charge and
although but twenty-eight years old has
conducted its affairs successfully. The
concern is a credit to Passaic where it
is now wholly located, having sold its
interest in Paterson recently, and is one
of the most profitable of its kind.
.Mr. Muhs was horn at 131 River
Street, Paterson, October 12, 1SS8, and
attended the local public schools. Almost his entire life was
spent in Paterson until a few years ago when he moved with
his wife, who was Miss May C. Auger, to Ridgewood. Since
that time he has been a resident of Paterson's suburb hut in
his heart is a thorough Patersonian. He is a member of the
Areola Country Club and is a great lover of all outdoor sports.
WILLIAM SMITH, Jr.
William Smith. Jr., is one of the younger business men of
Paterson who may he characterized as a man of untiring effort.
He has been a resident of Paterson
since birth, and received his early
training in the schools of this city.
His elementary education was received
at Public School No. 11, where he was
known as one of the most active and
progressive students of his class. After
leaving school he learned the silk
business which he entered for himself
at the age of twenty-three. For the
past ten years Mr, Smith has been en-
gaged in the manufacture of first grade
s.lk ribbons, which are noted for their
fine finish and durability.
Politically, the subject of this sketch
is a Republican. His father has served
as Republican Alderman from the
Eleventh Ward for several years. Mr. Smith is a married man
and is blessed with two children. In athletics he is fond of
bowling and finds this sport the source of recreation from the
cares of his business. Mr. Smith has an extensive circle of
friends in this city, where he has established a reputation as a
man honest in business and pleasing to meet at all times.
JAMES T. JORDAN
Ji -s T. Jordan, tin- local piano dealer, President of the
chamber of Commerce, ami the brad of tin- TabernacL Choir,
of 1,400 voices, is one of the best known
business men Ed Paterson Mr. .Ionian
takes great Interest in the choir ami
makes it his business to have them
well named for any occasion. During
tin. Billy Sunday campaign held last
year, the singers of the choir under
ll"- leader lii|> Of Mr, .Ionian, made a
ii ■ throughout the Stale,
Mr. .Ionian was born in England and
came to this city in 1S74, lie received
his education in this city and later
entered the piano business in which
he lii- been for twenty one years. At
present he is President of the Jordan
Piano Company and the American
Master Organ Co. He is also Vice
President of the F. G. Smith Piano I'm
is well known in the musical trade thr.
of the United States.
Mr. Jordan is married, there being four members in his family.
In polities he is Republican, In social circles he is connected
with the Masons ami Hi,- Rotary Club. He is liked by all his
fellow members. His favorite bobby is music and at spare
moments he gives his time to that diversion.
One of the best known aud most active business men of Pat-
erson is Frederick Hrindle. He was born in this city in 1872.
Through his efficient management the
United States Hotel has become known
to thousands of people who visit this
city annually, and he has built up a
large circle of friends, not only among
bis guests from other cities, hut also
among citizens who enjoy the unex-
celled cuisine of his hotel.
Healthy athletic sports of all de-
. notions have Mr. Brindle's hearty co-
operation and support, and he is num-
bered as one of Paterson's most expert
devotees of fishing and hunting.
The progressive methods of Fred
Brindle have placed the United States
Hotel with the first class hotels of the
State and his guests leave with a
favorable impression of Paterson.
Mr. Brindle is an active member of the Paterson Lodge of
Elks and other organizations, and deeply interested in every
movement for the advancement of the Industrial and civic life-
of the city.
He is popular among his associates and his genial manner
makes him a strong man in whatever he undertakes.
WILLIAM W. SCOTT
William W. Scott was boi
1855, and with his parents ca
July 16, 1859. His father, Joseph Scott,
came here in the interests of the Dundee
Manufacturing Company to erect the
Dundee Dam and dig the canals, put-
ting in the necessary gates and locks to
make the canals navigable.
The subject of this sketch attended
the old District School in Passaic, and
When that was abolished, continued his
studies in the public school of which
he was the first boy graduate. After
that be attended the Spencer Collegiate
Institution to prepare for college, in-
tending to study for the ministry, but
abandoned that to take up the study
of law, which he did, and was admitted
as an attorney of the New Jersey Su-
eme Court at the November term,
n Morrisville, Pa., February 6,
to Passaic, then Acquackanonck,
Mr. Scott was Councilman from the Second Ward, 1891-1894,
member of the Board of Education, 1894-1897, and upon the
death of Mr. Kilgour, Mr. Scott secured an interim appoint-
ment as City Counsel. He also served as Counsel to the
Excise Board, 1895-1898. He is a Republican, a member of
the First Presbyterian Church, which he has served as Trustee.
Deacon, and Treasurer.
Mi Scott was married to Matilda Trimble of Boonton in
1879, and has two children, Winfleld T., associated with him in
WHO'S WHO IN PASSAIC COUNTY
business, and Bessie, wife of Frederick B. Conant, also a law-
yer, who studied with him.
Mr. Scott gives his spare time to the study of local history,
on which he is considered an authority. He is a frequent
contributor to the press of articles on local history and wrote
the History of Passaic. He is a member of the New Jersey
DR. THOMAS A. (LAY
A. Clay has been a resident of Paterson since
elementary education was received in School
No. 5, and upon graduation he entered
Paterson High School from which he
was graduated with honors. In 1898
he matriculated at the Medical College
of Columbia University. After receiving
bis diploma from this institution be
entered the King's County Hospital.
Brooklyn, from which place he left to
procure special training at the Coney
Island Emergency Hospital.
Dr. Clay began practicing medicine
in 1905. Untiring devotion to his pro-
fession since that time has brought him
recognition from the best medical men
in the city. For several years he has
been connected with the clinical de-
partments of the Paterson General Hos-
pital, and at the present time is the associate surgeon at that
institution. His activities in medical circles in this city has
qualified him for membership in the following organizations:
The American Medical Society. Medical Society of the State of
New Jersey, Society of Clinical Surgeons of the State of New
Jersey, and Passaic County Medical Society.
In addition to his medical activities, Dr. Clay is affiliated
with the following fraternal and political organizations : Masons,
Elks. Jr. 0. U. A. M.. and the Odd Fellows. Through bis part
in politics he has become associated with the Lincoln Club, the
Central Republican Club, and the First Ward Republican Club.
Shortly after establishing his practice. Dr. Clay was appointed
Medical Inspector of Schools. In 1908 he was elected Coroner
of Passaic County. Later be was appointed a member of the
Board of Health by former Mayor Robert Fordyce. In 191 5
Dr. Clay was appointed Health Officer.
The latter appointment did much to show the real worth of
Dr. Clay as a public official. His untiring efforts to establish
and enforce modern health rules in Paterson is worthy of high
commendation. He is " largely responsible for the milk supply
station in this city, and the regular sanitary inspection of store-;
where food st-iffs are sold.
While Dr. Clay was acting in the capacity of health officer,
the epidemic of infantile paralysis broke out in Paterson. The
fight against the disease called for his services night and day
during the months of July, August, and September of 1916.
His time and energy was given unflinchingly and under his
direction the disease was restrained to a comparatively small
number of cases
WILLIAM H. YOlXG
appointed Recorder in the Pat-
been numerous changes in the
MICHAEL J. MOLONEY
One of Paterson's well known and successful
J. Moloney, District Manager of the New
pany. For eighteen years he has la-
bored among the people of Paterson and
North Jersey, attending to their needs
in the way of first-class telephone ser-
When lie first became connected with
the Local telephone office it was about
one-tenth its present size. Mr. Moloney
by close application to duties built up
a business that compares favorably with
any district in the United States. To-
day there are thousands of satisfied sub-
scribers in Paterson and vicinity to at-
test to bis managerial ability.
Before entering upon his present vo-
cation Mr. Moloney was engaged on the
Erie Railroad in various capacities, be-
ing Chief Train Dispatcher of the New 1
severed his connection with the road. 1
has gone ahead in leaps and hounds
necessary to build an addition ti
Van Houten and Paterson Streets
Mr Moloney is just as popular with his employees as he is
with Ins customers. Displaying a rare interest in their welfare
he enjoys their loyalty to a remarkable degree.
York Division when he
The telephone business
and recently it became
the present headquarters at
Since William H. Young v
erson Police Court there ha
manner of conducting the business of
the court sessions and all have been
for the betterment of the court and the
good of the city at large. New sys-
tems of keeping account of the persons
tried before the court have been put
into operation and it is now possible to
keep accurate account of all convictions
Mr. Young was born in Strathaven,
Lanarkshire, Scotland, in 1868, and
came to this country in 1879. locating
in Paterson. He first went to work in
the local silk mills and while thus
engaged used his spare time to study.
He took a course at New York Univer-
sity and was admitted to the bar in
Mr. Young started to practice law in this city and by close
attention to business now has one of the finest practices in this
city. Mr. Young was Secretary to the County Tax Board for
six years, and while in this position inaugurated the system un-
der which the records are kept and at the same time made hun-
dreds of friends.
On January 1. 1916, when the term of Recorder James F.
Carroll expired, the members of the Police and Fire Commis-
sion, after looking over the field of candidates for the position,
selected Mr. Young for the position. In politics Mr. Young is
Republican and is always found working hard for the interests
of his party.
In fraternal circles Mr. Young is also very prominent and is
a member of Paterson Lodge, No. 60, B. P. O. E.. Odd Fellows,
Central Republican Club, and the Lincoln Club. He is married,
his wife's name being Miss Annie MacMullen. One son was
born of the union.
Louis Cramer is one of the best known contractors in Paterson
and vicinity, a man who has made a success of the business
from the very first when he started
twenty-two years ago. In that time,
there has been a wonderful develop-
ment in the building and paving of
roads, and Mr. Cramer has, in no small
way. contributed freely of his skill to-
w aril this development.
Mr. Cramer was born in Kingston,
N. Y,. fifty years ago and twenty-five
years ago came to Paterson. Since his
arrival in this city he has been a leader
in contracting work, paving many of
Paterson's streets, the last ones being
River Street, and Broadway.
The subject of this sketch is married,
his wife's maiden name being Josephine
Schmoll. He was blessed with three
children, He is not interested in politics, although well kn
Mr. Cramer is not connected with any social organization
this city. His favorite hobby is motoring.
WALLACE R. KING
Alderman Wallace R. King was born in Pat
1862. He received a grammar school edueatior
the machine trade becoming an expert
machinist. After making a notable suc-
cess at his chosen trade, be naturally
drifted into politics and has been a
leader in his party for many years.
In 1910 he ran for Alderman from
the Fifth Ward and was elected by a
handsome plurality. So well did be
serve his constituents that he lias been
re-elected three times, this making his
fourth term on the Aldcrmanic Board.
He has been instrumental in having
passed much of the beneficial legislation
enacted by the board during the past few
years. Among the ordinances he has
been sponsor for are the law to license
newsboys, the dance hall ordinance, the
early closing ordinance, compelling saloons to close at one a
and several other excellent laws.
Alderman King has always maintained a leadership in
Republican party and today no one is oftener called
WHO'S WHO IN PASSAIC COUNTY
than in- as counsel when anything is contemplated that requires
the d rectlon of a -killed man,
Mr. King is married, his wife before her marriage being Sarah
11 Klersfey, popular in social ami literary circles. Mr. King
is also prominently Identified with fraternal ami social organiza-
tions, being an active ami popular member of Paterson Lodge,
No. 60, B. P. 0. k He resides in a handsomely fitted home at
197 Sixteenth Avenue,
OAKLEY HOI MAN
Oakley ii urn. in, architect, established at No. i; Park Avenue,
is proving a rising young architect, through his achievements
during (hi- linn- he lias been in business,
He started to learn tin- architectural
business sixteen years ago, working for
:iis late unci
tiis demise, i
Marlnus Houman, up to
which time the younger
lCCeeded him in his pro-
He is now carrying on tin- business
in a thorough manner. From the stand-
ard in- has set, success is bound to
•rown his efforts.
Mr. Houman is twenty-nine years old:
was horn in Paterson, ami is a gradu-
aie of the local High School.
He is a member of the Junior Order
..r American Mechanics.
CHARLES l\ LYNCH
Occupying « position high up in the official life of the State
is ( 'ha lies F. Lynch, who. as United Stales District Attorney
for the District of New Jersey, had
proved himself a zealous and efficient
Mr. Lynch owns up to being thirty-
two years of a^e and lias for the past
fifteen years been a resident of Pater-
son. Born in Franklin Furnace. Sus-
sex County ; lie came to Paterson when
Seventeen and entered the law office of
Michael Dunn, After studying here for
a time he changed to the office of
Fierce and Greer, New York, and in
1906 was admitted to the bar.
He then became associated with Wil-
liam Hughes, now United States Sena-
tor, and opened offices in the Citizens
Trust Building. They are still located
at the same address hut in addition have offices in New York
Politically Mr. Lynch is a Democrat, and, moreover, he is a
leading Democrat. Much of the success enjoyed by Mr. Hughes
In his political career is due in no small measure to the activity
of Mr. Lynch, He is a charter member of the Passaic County
Democratic Club and was one of the organizers.
In club and fraternal circles, Mr. Lynch is widely acquainted
and he maintains membership in the Hamilton Club. Paterson
Lodge of KIks, Knights of Columbus, North Jersey Country Club,
and St. Joseph's Catholic Club. Strange to say, he is un-
married, but then he is a very busy young man.
Among the best known citizens of this city is Robert McCrowe.
on his own merits, coming to Pat-
erson when a hoy.
The subject of the sketch was born in
Queenstown, Ireland. At the age of
seven he came to this country with his
parents. He received his early educa-
tion in the public schools of Patchogue,
L. I. His father who was one of the
best known landscape architects in Eng-
land, came to Paterson in 1893 to ac-
cept the position of Superintendent of
Parks which were then in their infancy.
Mr. McCrowe is a lover of parks and
has made a study of landscape gar-
dening in general. He has been As-
sistant Park Superintendent of this city
for the past thirteen years.
Mr. McCrowe started to work when be
was a boy of fifteen and with hard work and ability was able to
bring himself up to the position he now holds.
The subject of the sketch is married and is blessed with one
child. In soda! circles he is connected with the Elks, and is
well like by fellow members. He is a lover of all clean sports.
Who is the leading SfgD painter of Palcrson • \j Ilr
ten people you meet will answer George Finigan.
Mr. Finigan is one of the most popu-
lar and wldelj known sign painters in
eiioli ■ .1 the Stat.'.
His shop is located at the corner of
Main and Market Si reels, under the
name of Flnlgan S.gn System
Mr. Finigan was born in Boston,
Massachusetts, in LS83 His rathei
moved to paterson when George was
very young. They stayed in p. it. i jon
a, short time. later moving to Cham
palgn, Illinois Eventually they re-
turned to Paterson, where George re
celved tiis education,
Mr. Finigan la very fond of traveling,
having been in nearly every State in
the Union at some time or other. He
has jilso been in Mexico, .mil while in
had the distinction of being .
personally met General Villa,
George started his trade on a small scale, and by hard work
has managed to organize one of tlie largest sign painting con-
cerns in the northern part of the Stale. Mr. Finigan is married.
His favorite sports are bowling, basketball and baseball.
JOHN J. RUMLER
For twenty-eight years John J. Rumler has been in the sta-
tionery business in this city and at the present time has one of
the largest commercial stationery stores
in the city, at 3 and 5 Park Avenue.
At the time of the fire which destroyed
almost all of Paterson's places of busi-
ness. Mr. Kumler's store was among
those destroyed. Ciidauuted by this Mr,
Rumler started immediately after the
flames were extinguished and started to
rebuild his business. By hard work and
close attention he succeeded better than
he expected and his store on Park Ave-
nue is now one of Paterson's model
places of business.
Mr. Rumler was born in Bloomfield.
N. J., September 18. 1874, and is forty-
two years old. He came to this city
when a young man and has since re-
sided here. He is married, his wife's maiden name being. Miss
Annie Wiley. Three children were born of the union.
In lodge circles Mr. Rumler is also prominent and takes an
active interest in the affairs of the Royal Arcanum, Odd Fellows,
and F. and A. M., of which he is a member. He also takes a
keen interest in sports, his favorites being baseball, football,
and swimming. He is President of the Recreation Commission,
being appointed by Mayor Fordyce when the commission was.
first formed for four years.
ARTHt R DRAWER
Arthur Brawer, the local silk manufacturer, was born in Libatr.
Russia, forty years ago. At the age of fifteen, Mr. Brawer left
his home in Russia for Scotland, where
he went to work in the dry goods busi-
ness. He continued at this trade until
the great coal strike forced him to give
up. Then he decided to go to Liverpool,
and there he learned cigarette making.
At the end of a year he changed over
to cigar making and later decided to try
his hand at the cigar business and
opened a store in Cork. Ireland, where
he had gone from Liverpool. He stayed
there for six years before he decided to
migrate to this country. He landed in
tins country in 1900 and engaged in the
liquor business with a brother. Mr.
Brawer did not stay in this business
very long, and in 1902, he and three other brothers started a
throwing plant on Van Houten Street, which he was forced
to sell out on account of a sudden slump. He next decided to
start in the raw silk and waste business, which is now known as
the A. Brawer Silk Co., a corporation of which A. Brawer is
President, and his four brothers are members of the concerns.
Mr. Brawer is married, his family consisting of eight mem-
bers. In politics he is strictly Democratic. In social circle; he
is connected with the Paterson City Lodge. His favorite Sport
WHO'S WHO IN PASSAIC COUNTY
David young, Chief Inspector of the Passaic County Mosquito
Extermination Commission, was born in Stiathaven. Lanarkshire,
Scotland, and coming to America when
a boy settled in Paterson. He has been
a resident here for the past thirty-seven
years, all but two of which were spent
in the Second Ward.
He was married thirty-five years ago
to Miss Mary Scott and six children
have been born to them. For the past
twenty-five years he has resided at 93
Coral Street, and lias taken a deep in-
terest in the affairs of tile Totowa sec-
tion. Three terms Mr. Young was elected
to represent the Second Ward in the
Board of Aldermen, and while President
of the Board, was called upon to till the
vacancy as Mayor, caused by the ab-
sence .if William H. Belcher.
Shortly after the organization of the Passaic County Mosquito
Commission he was appointed from the civil service list as Deputy-
Inspector. Later he was placed in charge of the work as Chief
Inspector. In this capacity he has shown himself to be not
, 1 1 1 1 \ a deep student of mosquito conditions but a thoroughly
practical man. Possessed of a keen and inquiring nature Mr.
Young has given himself entirely to the solution of the mosquito
problem and the modicum of his success is more complete each
Fraternally Mr. Young is affiliated with the Masonic lodges.
Paterson Lodge of Elks, and is a charter member and organizer
of the Lincoln Republican Club
THEODOKE F. SLOAN
1 local roofing contractor is one of the
less men in this Locality.
.Mr. Sloan was born in Jersey City.
New Jersey, in the year 1878. and after
living in Newton, N. J. for a period
of eight years, moved to Paterson in
1888, and has been a resident of this
city ever since. He started in his
present business just seventeen years
ago. He was connected with the Com-
monwealth Roofing Co., and after
working hard and faithfully for four
years, be was advanced to manager of
the concern. Later he formed the T. F.
Sloan Company and purchased the busi-
ness of the Commonwealth Company.
Since forming the concern he has made
a name in the rooting business that
ranks with any in this part of the State,
cs he is strictly Republican. His favorite sports are
billiards, and golf. In social circles he is connected
with the Hamilton Club, Rotary Club. North Jersey Auto Club,
and the Benevolent Lodge. 4.",, F. and A. M. He is well liked
and represented by all his fellow members.
JOHN T. HILTON
Captain John T. Hilton was born in Oldham, Lancashire, Eng-
land on January IS, 1844. and arrived in Paterson with his
mother and brother, September 1. 1851
When ten years of age he went to work
in the old Gun Mill Section for John
Kyle the pioneer of the silk industry.
Subsequently he worked at stripping
tobacco ; steel wire making for hoop
skirts ; copper and tinsmith : bobbin
boy in the Duck Mill : and printer's
"devil" in the old "Paterson IntMi-
gencer" office, afterwards the -'Independ-
About ls~,9 he was an indentured ap-
prentice with the Danforth, Cooke Loco-
motiv< .Hid Machine Co.
September, lsai2 he enlisted in Co.
II. 25th N. J. Volunteers, for the Civil
War. On returning from the war lie-
located in New Y'ork City, subsequent!] moving t" Jersey City.
to finish his trade as machinist and locomotive builder, though
retaining his legal residence in Paterson.
About 1S66 he entered the employment of the late Thomas
Wrigley, but in 1807 started with the late John H. Goetschius.
C. E. and Surveyor at his life work, in the same occupation. By
study in Paterson's public schools, day and evenings, and Cooper
Institute, New Y'ork, he had prepared for this profession.
In 1870 lie was First Assistant in charge of the city work
under A. A. Fonda, and on the latter's death was appointed
City Surveyor which he retained until 1SS4. Subsequently he
mapped out the Borough of Rutherford in tax districts, and in
1890 entered the service of the Dock Department of New Y'ork.
His military record begins with private and mounted orderly.
1862, 25th N. J. Volunteers, Civil War; captain and adjutant,
2nd N. J. Volunteer Infantry, Spanish-American War. and a
commissioned officer in the N. J. N. G. from 1880 t.> 1909, with
a brief interval, when he was retired with the rank of captain.
STEPHEN S. FOX
Among the hundreds of hustling business men in Paterson
is one man who can be found working every minute of the day
in carrying out the many details of the
Fidelity Storage and Furniture Com-
pany, and this is the genial Stephen
S. Fox, President of the company.
Although the highest officer in the com-
pany Mr. l'"\ works as hard as any
man in the employ of the compar-
and it is largely through his efforts
that , the company stands as high in the
business world of the city as it does.
Mr. Fox was born in 1S62. and has
always been a resident of Paterson.
boosting whenever possible and always
helping to keep the fair name of our
city clear. He has always evinced an
interest in civic affairs but has never
permitted his name to be mentioned in
connection with any public functions becau-e <>f
In the fraternal world however. Mr. Fox takes an active part
and is prominent in several of the fraternal organizations of the
city. He is a member of the Improved Order of Red Men of
the World, ami the I". C. T. lodges. He can always be found work-
ing hard for the interests of the lodges with which he is affiliated.
The subject of this sketch while not exactly a sportsman takes
an active interest in all sorts of outdoor sports and particularly
hunting and fishing. Mr. Fox is married and two children glad-
den the Fox household. Paterson and Passaic County should
feel proud to have a man of the calibre of Mr. Fox numbered
among their citizens as be is always working for the interests of
THOMAS F. MiCRAN
Thomas F. McCran. State Senator from this county was born
in Newark. N. J.. December 2. is;:. Mr. McCran is one of the
representative legal lights of this county,
having been admitted to the bar at the
November term. 1899. and as a coun-
sellor at the February term. 1911. He
received his ealiv education in the
public schools of Newark and Paterson.
Later he attended Seton Hall College and
was graduated in June. 1896, with the
degree of B.S. Mr. McCran studied in
the offices of William B. Gourley. He
continued in Mr. Gourley's office until
November, 1907. when he was appointed
City Attorney of Paterson. He served
in that capacity until March, 1912. when
Mr. MeCran's success has been rapid.
He quickly built up a practice that com-
pares favorably with any in the city. He conducted a general
law business and his affable manner and conscientious methods
account for his ever increasing clientele.
Mr. McCran served in the Assembly in 1910. 1911 and 1912.
In 1911 he was chosen as the leader of the Republican minority
on the floor and distinguished himself by his statesmanship. He
was chosen Speaker of the House in 1911 and by his brilliant
achievements in the halls of legislation, his force of character
and his popularity as a platform orator, he has become well and
favorably known in every part of the State.
In 1912 Mr. McCran ran for State Senator and was defeated
by a small margin owing to a peculiar combination of circum-
stances. In 1915, however- he again ran for the office and was
elected over his former conqueror. Senator Peter J. MeGinnis. by
a handsome plurality. He has given universal satisfaction to
his constituents and has been instrumental in having much
beneficial legislation enacted.
Senator McCran was married in 1916 t" Miss Frances Martin,
of Passaic. He makes his home in Paterson.
who's W 11 o [ N PASSAIC COUNTY
ROBERT H. CUNNINGHAM
Robert 11 i unnlngham la one ol Paterson's I
lawyers, and maintains offices In the I alted it
il,' was born i" Paterson, Februarj
_• :. iss . ind received bis earllei • is
linn in Hi,- public schools and tin- New-
ark Acad, m) graduating fr the lat-
ter In 1901 it,- tii.-n attended the New
■ School .mil was graduated In
ill,- class •■! 1906, "f which class he
was also President. Admitted to the
bar in ill-- November term of the Su-
preme Court in 1907, he has since prac-
ticeii ins profession continuously in
on .mil has been very active there-
in, lie was admitted as a counsellor
at Hi.' 1910 November term. In 1908
he married a daughter <if the bite John
K Cooke, .mil the] have two children.
The sulijei-l of this Sketch has been
prominent!] connected with the fame c,f golf in th
ihe past number of yea
He is a charter member of the Areola
chili, and was a former member of the North Jersey
He is much Interested in public affairs ami has been connected
with v.ni.ius movements f..r the betterment of civic conditions,
but his never sought nor held any office. He is a member of the
Board ..f Trustees of the Eastsi.li- Presbyterian Church, Secretary
of the Paterson General Hospital Association, Secretary of The
Bar Association "f Passaic County, ami a member of the fol-
lowing: Paterson Lodge, No. 60, B. P. (). E., Central Republican
Club. Orpheus Club. Taxpayers' Association, Chamber of Com-
merce and American Bar Association.
WILLIAM J. BARBOUR
Harbour was born
County Down, Ireland, May
and engaged in active
25. 1859. He is a lawyer by profession
practice. He received his early educa-
tion in the national schools of Ireland.
and is a graduate of the Institute, Bel-
fast. He holds eight diplomas for pro-
ficiency in modern arts and sciences
from the South Kensington Museum of
London. He came to this country in
1885, and had lived in Haledon for
many years. Recently he moved to
He was formerly engaged as a manu-
facturer of linens and silks. He was
associated with the Haledon Board of
Education as member and clerk for four-
teen years. He has also been counsel
for several boroughs and townships of
Passaic and Bergen counties for a
number of years. He has always been a Republican, but with
independent tendencies. He is an Exempt Fireman and a life
member of the New Jersey Firemen's Association, and a Past
Master of Haledon F. and A. M. He was elected to the Assembly
by a plurality of 1831, over Joelson, the highest candidate on the
Mr. Barbour is married, his family consisting of five members
He is a member of the F. and A. M. Club, No. 169, Haledon.
PETER A. ADAMS
The subject of this sketch, Peter A. Adams, is one of Pater-
son's best known and most popular citizens. He was born in
Greece, the country that gave to the
world the greatest sculptors and athletes.
It was in 1884 that he first saw the
light of day. and is one of a family of
four brothers. He received his early
education in the grammar schools and
finally graduated from the high school
in his native town. In reaching Ins
early manhood he with his brother,
Adam Adams, emigrated to the great
Republic of the West. Full of life he
determined he was not going to be a
cipher but a real live part of America's
busy life. He thereupon entered into
the moving picture field which was
practically at that time in its infancy
in Paterson. and opened The Gem on
Market Street some ten years ago and now known as the Paterson
Show. He gained the public confidence and has maintained it
up to the present time. Reaching out on a larger scale he, in
association with his brother, Adam, undertook the work of re-
building the Opera House which had been destroyed by Are
so,,,,, months previous, u was a great undertaking and the
Adams Brothers have been rewarded with success.
Mr Adams is a member ,.r several organizations He gives
i i, 1.. m.i th] hi •< . .'mi works im in- , "I,. in < - ,n. mi "'
ii,,,„ principles thai go i" sustain Ihe elements ,,i civic pride.
Mr Adams ,s always i" ihe forefrom He ,s ., tine itudenl ■■'
political and economic questions but lakes In aetiw pall.
WILLIAM W. UHLINGBK
Manufacturing textile machinery is the business William w
Uhlinger is engaged In al 20! Paterson Streel besides carrying on
., ..il. , ,1 machine repairing bv
For the past eighteen years the subject
,,f tins sketch lias been prominently
Identified «nii machine work in this
City and is now retarded as one of
Pan-rson's most expert machinists.
Mr, I'lilinger was horn in Philadelphia
Bft] eight years ago and was the son of
\v P. Uhlinger who was also prominent
in the manufacture of machinery. For
many years the local mall was em-
ployed with, his father and later was
a member of the firm of Schaum &
Eighteen years ago Mr. Uhlinger came
to Paterson and was employed by the
Julius Brandea Manufacturing Company
as master mechanic. For eight years he worked for the Brandea
Company and several other local silk ribbon firms as Superintend-
ent, and tell years ago started in business for himself.
Although not a "native son" Mr. Uhlinger has been closely
identified with the affairs of Paterson and has manufactured
many of the ribbon and broad silk looms that are in operation
in the silk mills of the city. At the start his business was
small but by hard work Mr. Uhlinger has enlarged his plant until
at the present time it is one of the largest shops of its kind in
Mr. Uhlinger is a widower and has one child. In politics he
is a Republican and although never a candidate for office takes
a keen interest in the affairs of that party. He is a member
of the lodge of Masons
ALBERT H. SLATER
a, but one
Paterson has a number of prominent business
of the most popular and also one ,f the youngest
Albert H. Slater, proprietor of the Globe
Carpet and Oil Cloth Company at 142
and 144 Main Street. Mr. Slater hears
an excellent reputation in business cir-
cles and is one of Paterson's most
Albert Hirach Slater, was born in
Cracow. Austria, March 4, 1879, and
came to this country at the age of
thirteen years, going direct to Amster-
dam. X. Y., where he secured employ-
ment in the Stephen Sandford & Son
Carpet Factories. At the age of sixteen
he was engaged as Canadian representa-
tive of a large jewelry concern. He
continued in this position until he was
nineteen years old. when he took a
position with a Cohoes. N. Y., furniture firm and it was while
in this position he met Miss Rebecca Hudes and married her at
the age of twenty. The couple have two sons. Jack and Ed-
ward, sixteen and fourteen years of age respectively. Eight
months later he went to New York and accepted a position as
inside salesman with Sol Harris, a large floor covering concern
on East Fourteenth Street. Forging rapidly ahead he was soon
made manager of the concern and continued in this capacity
about three years when he was sent to take charge of the
Brm's Paterson branch. After one year when the firm discon-
tinued business. Mr. Slater realizing the possibilities of the
business, started in for himself. This was February 7. 1903.
His Hist location was at 12S Main Street. He remained at this
place for over ten years, and in July, 1913, built his present
nt three-story and basement store which is considered
one of the most modern establishments of its kind in this sec-
tion of the country. Mr. Slater has made wonderful progress and
today is recognized as one of Paterson's most progressive busi-
In charitable circles Mr. Slater is also well and favorably-
known for his desire to help others at all times. He is a director
of the Barnert Hospital, and in this capacity renders excellent
service. He is also prominent in lodge circles and is a member
of Paterson Orange Lodge, Xo. 43, F. and A. M., Progress
Club. Cataract City Chapter, No. 10, R. A. M.. Jephthah, No.
143. I. O. B. B. He is also a Thirty-second Degree Mason and
Shriner. and a member of the Chamber of Commerce.
WHO'S WHO IN PASSAIC COUNTY
Amiel Mondon, Chairman of the Police Committee of the Police
and Fire Commission, is one of Paterson's foremost business
men besides being a hard worker for
the interests of the city. He was ap-
pointed a member of the Police and
Fire Commission on January 1, 1915, by
Mayor Robert Fordyce and since that
time has fathered a number of im-
provements that have been for the
betterment of the Police Department of
the city, Mr. Mondon was re-appointed
bj Mayor Amos H. Radcliffe for another
two-year term, beginning January 1.
He was born in New York City, in
1S74. and (Mine to Paterson at the age
of three years. He received his educa-
tion in tile local public schools and
after graduating he became a silk rib-
bon weaver. After several years he
left the silk business and engaged in the milk business and "as
later in the grocery business. IK- next organized the Mondon
Coal Company and is now engaged in the retail coal business.
Commissioner Mondon is married, his wife's maiden name being
Mary Nessen. His home is at 634 Main Street. He is a member
of the John Boylan Association, and in politics is Democratic.
His favorite sport is hunting.
an earnest desire to advance the cause of a greater Paterson. As
a member of the Auto Club, he is an enthusiast, and enjoys
nothing so much as a spin through the surrounding countryside
in his high-powered car.
Mr. Gurney is forty years of age, and married.
Although still a young man. Barney Ht
erson's most energetic business men, and
of the largest metal ceiling companies in
Mr, Herrmann was born in 1885, and
did not take up his present business
until five years ago. He started with
a small establishment, but by hard work
he was rewarded, and is now at tin-
head of the Paterson Metal Ceiling
Company, located at 321) Market Street.
He is married, there being three mem-
bers in his family. His favorite sport is
baseball. In politics he is strictly
Democratic. He is not connected with
any lodges or clubs.
COLIX M. MiLKAX
ALEXANDER J. PATTERSOX
J. Patterson is one of Paterson's most popular and
business men, and has been so. for the past six years
that he has been in business. He deals
in painter's supplies and has one of the
largest concerns of this kind in the city.
His place of business is at 384 Grand
Street, corner of Jackson Street.
He was born in this city and re-
ceived his education in the local schools.
All his life has been spent in this city
and during this time he lias made a
host of friends. Six years ago he
branched out in business for himself
and from the start was successful.
Mr. Patterson is married, his wife's
maiden name being, Mary A. Rilley.
Nine children were born of the union
and all are living with their parents
at the Grand Street address. Mr. Pat-
terson is but thirty-nine years old, being one of Paterson's young-
est business men.
Mr. Patterson has always been a supporter of the poli-
cies of the Democratic party and when he reached his majority
he supported that party at the polls. Since that time he has
been a hard worker for Democracy although never a candidate
for public office. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus.
In his leisure moments Mr. Patterson finds time to angle for
members of the finny tribe.
appointed to political
; highly respected ci
Though newlj appointed to political office, there are few better
citizens of Paterson than
I. McLean, Commissioner of
In his private life and in his
of public office Commissioner
is without reproach.
He was appointed Commissioner of
Streets by Mayor Amos H. Radcliffe at
the beginning of Jan., 1916, to succeed
James .1. Taylor, and in the time so far
in office, he has become known as the
best street commissioner the city ever
Before taking this position Mr. Mc-
Lean was an inspector on the trunk
sewer now nearing completion, and has
also held several other minor positions.
For a number of years he was a con-
tractor and builder and his experience
in this field helped him out wonderfully in assuming control of
the street system of the city.
Mr. McLean is a Past Master in the Ivanhoe Lodge of Masons,
is a member of Adelphi Chapter of the Royal Lodge, is an
honorary member of the Grand Silk City Craftsmen's Council of
Engineers, and is a Past President of the Eighth Ward Repub-
He is forty-five years of age and is a grandson of the Rev.
Joseph Wilson, of Glasgow, Scotland. Mr. McLean is married
oud father of four beautiful children
WILLIAM H. GURNEY
Although in his present business only four and
William H. Gurney has risen to a foremost position
heating apparatus and gas appliances.
His place of business, at 181-5 Ellison
Street, is one of the prize salesrooms
of the city, and his modern method of
doing business lias developed for him
an enviable practice.
Mr. Gurney is a Republican politi-
cally, but politics with him is only an
incidental matter, as he is essentially a
man of business. His strict attention to
the details of his trade, and a cl
servance of the market in search of im-
provements for his customers, lis. pi veil
him a place as a leader. Moreover. Mr.
Gurney is a firm believer in courteous
treatment of his customers, and has sul
rounded himself with a corps of assist-
ants who are disciples of the same school.
Fraternally, Mr. Gurney is affiliated with Joppa Lodge, No. 29.
F. and A. M., Paterson Lodge of Elks, Improved Order of Hepta-
sophs, the Rotary (Tub. Knights of Pythias. North Jersey Automo-
bile Club. Young Men's Christian Association, and the Chamber
In the Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Gurney. as befits an energetic
merchant of his type, has taken an active interest, and he has
JAMES P. HANNAN.
James P. Hannan, Register of Motor Vehicles of Fassaic
County, is a Patersonian born and bred, and through his activity
in political circles and general all
around ability, has risen to the posi-
tion which he now occupies.
Since his appointment in July last,
Mr Hannan has instituted many re-
forms and his close attention to busi-
ness has justified the action of the
State in placing him in this responsible
Previous to this appointment Mr. Han-
nan was employed as a salesman with
the Isaac A. Hall Company and was
considered a valuable man by that
concern He has also occupied sev-
eral smaller political berths in all of
which In- distinguished himself by hii
public spirited efforts.
He is a member and an organizer of the Democratic Club of
Passaic County, is a member of the Paterson Lodge of Elks, of
the Knights of Columbus, and of the Entre Nous. In all of these
clubs Mr. Hannan is well known and has been honored with
office at different times.
Born in this city. Mr. Hannan was educated in St John's
Parochial School and in Public School No. 3. Always of a pleas-
ing disposition he bad little difficulty in getting into politics
and rising to a position of power
WHO'S W IIC) IN I' A
cor nt v
iiKxuv ii i:\.\k;
Starting with a small plant. Mr II. n
nig has advanced in tin- coppersmith
business until now in- has control of
.an- of ih.' largest copper manufacturing
plants in tin- State. II,' has been in
this business for the past thirty-four
years. 11.' served his time with the
firm, now out of business. Harrell &
a. lent of Ih.' i ..In
'.■t.'d Willi hi
. <'.. and G. G Kennlg,
He has his home at lU-isth Avenue,
here are Hve members in his family.
I.- does nut take much Interest in sporl
ected with the following associations:
lanufacturing Ass.n'iafhm ,,f X
or polities. He is con-
Chamber of Commerce.
.1.. and the Silk Association of
11 liked and respected by all his associates.
GEORGE A. MYERS
x.i .'.in, '.'in mi Hardware Row is better known to the merchants
of this city than that of George A. Myers & Company, the
the senior member of which firm is the
suhject of this brief biographical sketch.
Established in this city since 1880, Mr.
.Myers by his untiring energy and close
attention to business has become one of
the leading merchants and citizens of
Mr. Myers was born in Columbus.
Ohio, July 2. 1852, and his education
was begun in the schools of that city.
With his parents he later moved to
Wells County, Indiana, and lived there
until he removed to Paterson. in 1870.
Since that time he has known no
other city as his home town, and he has
grown with the city to bis present pros-
perous position. In 1871, deciding to
learn the hardware business he entered the employ of Richard-
son and Mills, then at Main Street and Broadway.
In 1880 he formed a partnership with George Christie and
opened a hardware store at 74 Main Street, under the firm
name of George A. Myers & Co. In 1894 the firm was dissolved
and Mr. Myers started individually at ISO Broadway. Just before
the fire of 1902 he removed the business to 03 Washington Street,
and the increase in trade soon made it necessary to enlarge the
Quarters to the adjoining building. This is now the location of
the firm which is composed of Mr. Myers, Valentine Whitla, his
son-in-law, and George F. Myers, his son.
Mr. Myers is a Republican, though not an office seeker, and
is a member of the Hamilton and Mecca clubs, and Knights of
In 1880 Mr. Myers married Miss Josephine A. Christie of this
city, and they have two children, George F. and Mrs. Valentine
HENRY DOHERTY, Jr.
Among all tile business men of the city none stands higher in
the community than Henry Doherty, Jr., President of the Henry
Doherty Silk Company, one of the
largest concerns of its kind in this
country. In connection with his two
brothers, William H. and Raymond, Mr.
Doherty has for fifteen years been
building up the Henry Doherty S.lk
Company, and today it is housed in
one of the model factory buildings of
the country. No manufacturer in this
vicinity has given more thought to the
comfort and welfare of his employees,
and no manufacturer has the greater
good will of those who work for him
in a steadily growing and prosperous
business. Mr. Doherty desiring to ex-
tend in his employees every concession
within his power, erected an up-to-date
hall field adjoining his mill. It is
scientifically laid out and contains ;
players' dressing rooms, etc.
Mr. Doherty is married,
being Miss Bessie O'Keefe. v
a grandstand, bleachers,
fe before her marriage
the city, Mr. and Mi's. Dohertj hi
crick and Robert, M hcrly is
and a prominent member "I Patei lot
0. E„ ill fact, he is well known
two children, Fid
aidgc. Xo. 60, It P.
r Klkdom exists
Mr. Doherty lias not missed a National Convention of the
Klks in ten years, being a prominenl figure al every gain
ciing. Mr. Dohertj was born in Paterson thirtj sever ■■
EUGENE .1. HI(;(il\S
A genial disposition has made legions of friend:
.1. Higgins, formerly C merclal Manager "t the Pa
oi tlie New York Telephone Company,
who left Paterson. July, 1910. to take
charge as chief clerk, in one of the
departments of the company in its New
York office, 195 Broadway. All Paler-
son friends can always rind him in
room 615, where he will he glad to
renew acquaintances. Mr. Higgins was
connected with the telephone company
for a number of years before coining
to Paterson. hut aftt
of the business afl
branch lie met with
cause of his desire
all limes to the t
While in Paterson, Mr. Higgins had
made changes in the manner of conducting the business affairs of
the company, and every change that had been made by Mr.
Higgins has been for the betterment of both the company and
its subscribers. Although not a native horn Patersonian. he is
one of the best boosters this city has. Mr. Higgins was born
in New-ark on April 7, 1884.
Politics never interfere with Mr. Higgins in his work for the
telephone company or in his efforts to do good for the city. He
is really non-partisian but is in the midst of every campaign
for the betterment of the city. He is one of the hardest workers
in the Chamber of Commerce.
When not prevented by business duties, Mr. Higgins can in-
variably he found at a baseball game, as he is one of the most
ardent baseball fans. In fact, be is a lover of all outdoor
sports, but he does not take the same active interest that he
does in baseball. Mr. Higgins is married, his wife's maiden name
being Miss Anna Blake, of New- York City. One child adds
gladness to the Higgins' household.
SIDNEY W. PROBERT
Sidney w, Probert, educator, artist and traveller, was born and
educated in Paterson and for twenty years has been principal of
School No. 13, long called the "Pride
of the Eastside." Few public school
educators have won their way to the
front ranks as has Mr. Probert, whose
talent has been recognized by the lead-
ing educational journals in tile country.
Beside his university degrees. Prin-
cipal Probert has brought into his
professional career in this school all
the experience and research on live
educational matters, and the refreshing
atmosphere of a man who has travelled
much in the world and knows whereof
he speaks. His post graduate work at
Harvard University, specially taken for
the uplifting of his school in the mat-
ter of hygenic progress and physical
culture, has made this institution specially noted.
Mr Prober! is a close student of nature in all its phases, and
nature study as outlined in the course has always received its
full attention. He believes in arousing the curiosity and interest
of a child by ever holding up to him the wonderful forces and
growths around him and which many people too often pass
As an artist Mr. Probert has also won recognition of an un-
usual sort. In his Studio Room. 41)2 Citizens Bank Building, can
be found many wonderful creations of his genius. Some of his
paintings have received great praise in the world of art, and
his exhibits in the Salmagundi Club. New Y'nrk, in particular
have attracted more than ordinary attention.
In addition to the institutions already mentioned. Mr. Probert
is also a graduate of Columbia and New Y'ork Universities. He
is a member of the following clubs: Mecca, Shriners, Sal-
magundi, Psi Upsilon, and Paterson Principal's Club. In sports,
he has a special liking for baseball. Lacrosse and tennis. He is
a Republican in politics. Principal Probert is married and re-
sides at 168 Graham Avenue.
WHO'S WHO IN PASSAIC COUNTY
One of the leading undertakers of the city is Wallace Gra-
ham, who has an undertaking establishment at 153 Ward Street.
Mr. Graham is one of the oldest un-
dertakers in this city, having been do-
ing undertaking work for the past forty
years, during which time he has made
an enviable record for himself. He
started on a small scale, but through
hard work he has managed to become one
of the leading undertakers in this city.
Mr. Graham is also well known through-
out the county, and does considerable
The subject of the sketch was born
in the year 1849. He is married, his
liPF^^. family consisting of three members. He
^rii ^ .P' J^Rfe uiv.it Invi-r of hunting and fishing.
He takes no interest in politics. In so-
cial circles he is connected with the
in the front in the lodge's activities. He
Masons. He is alway
is well liked and respected by all hi
One of Paterson's hustling business men is William Francis
who conducts a delicatessen store at 198 Market Street. Mr
Francis enjoys the distinction of making
a success out of one line of business
after the European War forced him out
of the trading in birds. For two years
Mr. Francis conducted a bird store at
42 West Street, but after the war started
in Europe he was unable to secure any
more canaries and was forced to retire
from business. This did not daunt him
and he and his wife entered the deli-
catessen business on Market Street
where they have met with great success.
Prior to his operating this concern on
West Street he conducted a confectionery
store in South Paters on, and was also
successful in this line. He is one of
Paterson's best known bird and dog
fanciers. Mr. Francis was born in Scotland forty-three years
ago. but came to this country when a young man and settled in
Paterson where he has since made his home. He has made
friends by the legion because of his genial disposition. He
is married, his wife's maiden name being Emma Redfern. One
child helps to gladden the Francis home.
Although never a candidate for public office Mr. Francis is
a staunch Republican and is always a hard worker 'for the
interests of that party. He is popular in fraternal circles and
is a member of the Royal Arcanum and Modem W Imen
Despite the fact that he is meeting with great success in the
delicatessen business Mr. Francis declares that as soon as the
great European War is ended and trade between the United
States and the European countries is resumed he will again enter
the bird business.
Tunis Vermeulen, undertaker
ness for the past twenty-five years and
one of Paterson's most hustling citi-
zens. He has always worked hard for
the interests of the city at large and
Paterson should feel proud to have a
man of his calibre as one of its citi-
Aside from being prominent in the
business life of the city Mr. Vermeulen
is also active politically and served as
Coroner of Passaic County for three
years and Morgue Keeper for six years.
He is a staunch Republican and is a
hard worker for the interests of that
party. His father was also a prominent
funeral director and it was with him that
the younger Mr. Vermeulen studied the
business and became one of Paterson's u-sl funeral d. rectors.
Mr. Vermeulen's place of business is situated at 102 North
Main Street, and he has one of the most up-to-date establish-
ments of its kind in the State. He has all the paraphernalia
necessary to carry on the business of a first class funeral
director and embalmer.
The subject of this sketch is a great lover of horses and
always manages to have several horses of fine breed in his
Stables. Mr. Vermeulen married Miss Elizabeth Welsh, In bis
time, as a funeral director, he has accumulated a fine collection
of horses, carriages, funeral cars, and other accessories of a
first-class establishment enabling him to cater to weddings,
parties and all other social events.
JOEL E. CRANDALL
Joel E. Crandall, undertaker, Professor of Semi-surgery, was
X. Y. After acquiring
born September 16, 1878, in Whitesville
an education in his home village
schools, he entered the Hornell High
School and graduated from that insti-
tution. He also graduated from the
Baruch Institute of Therapeutics and
Anatomy, N. Y. City. He was on the
staff on Steuben Sanitarium, under Dr.
J. E. Walker for a period of five years.
Mr. Crandall, in 1904, entered the un-
dertaking profession in Hornell. N. Y.
In 1906 he was connected with the
Stephen Merritt Embalming Institute
and the F. E. Campbell Co. After ob-
taining efficiency in the retail line he
became connected with the H. E. Taylor
Co., also the National Casket Co.
He is the originator, lecturer and
demonstrator of the Art of Semi-surgery, which was placed be-
fore, and accepted by, the undertaking profession in 1912, as
the greatest adjunct to the profession in the last decade. In
1912 he purchased the undertaking establishment of William
Clerihew, which is located at 133 Broadway. The steady growth
of his business shows how many friends he has made in this
Mr. Crandall is married.
Elks, Rotary (Tub, Jr. O. L
FREDERICK J. TATTERSALL
The photograph below represents Frederick .1. Tattersall. a
Patersonian of the first rank. He is forty-six years of age, and
has been a resident of Paterson since
his birth. His elementary education was
received in the schools of this city.
During his school days he was active in
his studies in which he attained credit-
able marks. When a young man Mr.
Tattersall secured employment with one
of the local business concerns in which
lie displayed unusual ability. At the
present time he is engaged as a sales-
manager for the J. S. Norton Co., manu-
facturers of tinners' supplies.
Through his executive ability and
power to make friends, Mr. Tattersall
was selected by the Republicans of Tas-
saic County as a candidate for the
Assembly. Previous to the primary
electiou he made a strenuous campaign of the county and suc-
ceeded in securing the nomination that practically insured his
election. As an assemblyman he well served his constituency
with admirable credit.
In fraternal circles he is affiliated with the Masons, and
Knights of Pythias. His name may be found on the roll book
of the two largest political clubs in the County, the Central
Republican Club, and the Lincoln Club. Mr. Tattersall is mar-
ried, and is favored with two sons. Through his activies as a
politician and a citizen he has created a wide circle of friends
who have shown their appreciation of his integrity by sending
him as their Representative from this District to the State Leg-
islature at Trenton.
FRANK I. ADAMS
One of the most popular city officials that ever held public
office in Paterson is Frank I. Adams, who was appointed a mem-
ber of the Board of Education in 1915
by Mayor Robert H. Fordyce for a term
of three years. Since being appointed
to the school board Mr. Adams has ad-
vocated many improvements in the local
schools and has always been a hard
worker for the interests of the tax-
He was born in Paterson and re-
ceived his education in the local pub-
lic schools. After leaving school he
was employed by the J. A. A'an Winkle
Company, hardware dealers, and since
that lime has been appointed Treasurer
of the concern. He has been in the
employ of the Van Winkle Company for
the past fifteen years.
Mr. Adams is married and has one child,
of the Jr. 0. U. A. M.. Sons of Veterans, a
In politics Mr. Adams is a Republican.
WHO'S WHO IN PASSAIC COUNTY
John Hunter was born at Glasgow, Scot]
latei came to this country and settled In
business, and became the proprietor of
■ bathing resori Located close to the
Westslde Park Bridge, and which is
popular throughout the counts
Be is well known as a tabor leader
and organizer, serving as Treasurer ol
the United Broad Silk Weavers «>r
America, for a term of six years. Be
also served three years as doorkeeper
nf the General Assembly, and was ;ij.
pointed Factory Inspector In isms, rot
a term of three years, by Governor
Voorhees, and was q keeper of the Pas-
saic County Jail for four and one half
years, under the regime of Sheriffs
sum- and Bergen, lit- is a life-long
Republican, and among Ids friends are
leading members of ids party in Passaic
the State. Be was elected to the Assei
by an increased plurality of 7.2SS) over tt
the Democratic ticket. At the last elect
County Freeholder on the Republican ticket
as Chairman of the Committee on Way
her of the Comi
nt> and throughout
f for a third term
ilghest candidate on
he was elected as
Last year he served
and Means, and a meni-
on Militia. Miscellaneous Business, and
His favorite sport is swimming.
men while young have made great names for
rt-yers, not many can surpass the record made
by Rudolph Wiseman, during his short
Mr. Wiseman was horn in Paterson
just twenty-seven years ago. He re-
ceived Ids early education in the public
schools of this city. He took a liking
towards law and decided to enter the
New York Law School, He graduated
from that school and was admitted to
the New Jersey bar as an attorney in
1910, In 1913 the subject of this sketch
was admitted to the bar as a coun-
sellor. He lias held office as Secretary
of the Republican County Committee
for the past four years during which
time he has performed his duties most
creditably. He is also a member of the
larried. In politics he is strictly Repub-
lican. In social circles he is connected with the North Country
Club. Knickerbocker Club and a number of others. He is well
liked and respected by all his fellow members. He is a lover of
all clean sports especially baseball, tennis, golf, hunting and
REV. ANTHONY H. STEIN
The Rev. Anthony H. Stein, Rector of St. Joseph's R. C. Church
by his many years of service in Paterson, has endeared himseli
to many as the city's most noted clergy-
men. He has ever been an active and
enthusiastic worker for everything
which stood for parish or civic better-
ment, and his record of achievement is
surpassed only by the Rev. Dean Wil-
Father Stein was born in St. Michael's
Parish, Elizabeth, on May 31, 1S68.
As a boy he attended St. Michael's
Parochial School and pursued his High
School studies at St. Benedict's College,
Newark. In September 18S4 he entered
Seton Hall and graduating with the" de-
gree of A.B. ; in 1888, he entered the
Seminary of the Immaculate Conception
in the fall of that year.
In his fourth year, the young seminarian failed in health, and
fearing that he would not live to complete the course, Bishop
Wigger consented to his immediate ordination and he became a
priest on November 8, 1891 ; the twenty-fifth anniversary of
winch was recently celebrated in St. Joseph's Church. Regaining
health he was appointed a curate at the Church of the Holy
Family. Union Hill. He was later changed to the Church of
the Assumption. Morristown. and served in turn as a curate at
Our Lady of Sorrows, South Orange; St. Michael's, Newark, and
St. Vincent's, Madison. On August 10, 1900, he accepted his
Aral rectorship, Our Lady of Lourdea, Paterson. He has ever
Blnce been Identified with religious work in Paterson.
Cnder his rectorship, the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes
grew eztenslvelj and four other parishes were created under
his direction, st, Stephen's Polish Church, was the first of
these, the others being St. Anthony's, Hawthorne; the Church of
the Blessed Sacrament on Bast Nineteenth Street, for the River-
side Italians, and St, Caslmir's Lithuanian Church, on Mont-
gorai i j Street,
He has also been energetic in securing civic reforms, parti-
euiarh where they pertained to the parochial school system
In the Board of Trade, and its successor the Chamber of Com
merce, he lias taken llvelj Interest serving on many standing
committees. He was active in organizing the Paterson Remedial
Loan Association, under the auspices of the Chamber of Com
merce, and was elected its first President
Father Stein holds the distinction of being the only priest to
serve as the foreman of a grand jury in this county. He has
als,, been aclhc at all times in the interests of the Catholic
soldiers in the Fifth Regiment, Saying mass for them at their
annual encampments at Sea Girt. He is a member of the Rotary
Club and of the Knighls of Columbus, jn which organization he
has served many terms as local ami State Chaplain.
On the death of the Rev. C. P. Cillcn in May 191.%. Father
Stein was appointed Rector of St. JoseplTs Church v\here he is
JOHN G. ZAB1USKIE
Standing preeminent in the ranks of Paterson's musicians and
composers is John G. Zabriskle, whose many contributions to the
musical world have afforded much pleas-
ure not only to Paterson and Passaic
County theatregoers but to music-lov-
ing audiences all over the country.
From his earliest childhood Mr. Za-
briskie has been a devoted worshipper
at the shrine of Orpheus and every
opportunity was given him to gratify
his musical tendencies. At an early
age he was a proficient musician and
by constant application rose to the
For many years he has been organist
of St. Paul's P. E. Church and many
of his original works first find their
way to public approval over the key-
board of the stately instrument in that
church. Of late Mr. Zalniskie has confined his composing
genius to works for the organ and church music, but when in
lighter vein he has also given many favorite light opera numbers
As director of the Paterson Amateur Operatic Association his
genius as a leader was emphasized. Much of the success which
crowned the efforts of this most famous of Paterson's amateur
company was due to his efforts. Besides directing this com-
pany he also wrote several of the operas produced by them,
among which were. "King Con," "The Grey Goose," "The Jolly
Princes," and the "Maid Market."
Mr. Zahriskie is a member of the Hamilton Club and is also
affiliated with several of the societies connected with St. Paul's
Church. His favorite pastime is automobiling and in this he
finds inspiration for many new works.
CHAKLES B. WATERHOUSE
Charles B. Waterhouse, born at Aurora, Illinois, in 1870, now
residing at 191 Passaic Avenue, Passaic, is widely known through-
out this section as an architect, and as
a member of a number of the most
prominent organizations in this country.
Mr. Waterhouse is a member of the
National Union, Royal Arcanum. Junior
O. U. A. M., Masonic, and Knights
Templar, and Shrine societies. His
favorite sports are yachting and hunt-
ing, and amongst his friends and ac-
quaintances he is known as an expert
rifleman and an excellent sailor.
He was educated at Jenning's Semi-
nary. Illinois, and Rollin's College, Flori-
da ; has worked at and studied architec-
ture for more than twenty-five years, and
many of the buildings in Passaic and
vicinity stand as testimonials of his skill
as an architect. His political sentiments are Republican and he
has for a long time been active in church movements and also
Identified with public-welfare movements and programs that call
for better and more beautiful public buildings and homes.
Mr. Waterhouse married Miss Lillie Huff, and has three
WHO'S WHO IN PASSAIC COUNTY
MARTIN A. O'BRIEN
Although not born in Paterson there is n
Patersoniun who works harder for the interest:
Martin A. O'Brien, the funeral director,
Ol 383 -Mam Street. Mr. O'Brien was
born in County Wexford, Ireland, and
came to this country with his parents
when a child. He attended St. John's
Parochial School and after his gradua-
tion secured a position in the Haniil
& Booth Silk Mill on Mill Street.
where he worked for twenty-five years.
Nineteen years ago lie left his posi-
tion in the silk mill and started in the
undertaking business, in which he at-
tained great success. At the beginning
his business was small as might lie
expected, but by close attention and a
genial disposition lie enlarged until at
the present time he is one of the best
known funeral directors in the State.
For many years Mr. O'Brien lias enjoy
being one of the best known singers in tl
held for charity in past years could always
Martin to appear on the program as lie is
take part in affairs of any kind f
Mr. O'Brien is very prominent
II is i member of Paterson Lod;
d the distinction of
j city. Every affair
mint upon the genial
■eady at all times to
fraternal circles ill the city.
Xo. 60. B. P. O. E., Frater-
al Order of Eagles, Emerald Club, Woodmen, Heptasophs, St.
P, itrick's Alliance. Entre Xous. Knights of Columbus, and the
Holy Name Society of St. John's K. C. Church. Mr. O'Brien is
a lover of outdoor sports of all kinds.
JOHN (i. HOXXELLY
John G. Donnelly. Superintendent of the Almshouse, is one of
I aterson's foremost business men, and is well-known and liked
a! over the city.
Mr. Donnelly worked as Superintend-
ed of the Boiler Department of the
Cooke Locomotive Works for thirteen
years before becoming Superintendent
of the Almshouse. His record with the
Cooke Locomotive Company is enviable
for us diligence and activity.
Mr. Donnelly is sixty two years of
age and has eight children in his family.
He is a member of the Elks and K.
i i' Clubs, in both "f which lie takes
., great deal of active interest, parti-
cipating in all of their functions. He is
highly thought of bj ids brother mem-
bers, and is well-known all over the
city as a great baseball fan and an
ardent booster of the game.
Mr. Donnelly, from 1883-1884 was a member of tile Board of
Aldermen and lias been connected with the Almshouse for twenty-
four years. The work he has already done for the city and
the interest he takes in every civic movement for its betterment,
entitles him to a place amongst the city's foremost citizens.
FHAXK YAX CLEVE
Cleve. is one of Paterson's foremost lawyers and
st popular citizens of the city. At present he is a
member of the Passaic County Board
of Taxation. Mr. Van Cleve was born
in New York City. January 24, 1853.
He attended the public schools of the
Metropolis and when barely sixteen
years old graduated with high honors
from the F'ree Academy, known today
as the Free College of the City of New
His parents were descendents from
Dutch stock of New Y'ork. and in 1869
they moved from New Y'ork to Corona.
a small village near Hackcnsaek, and
now known as Hasbrouck Heights. There
they engaged themselves in tilling the
soil. He secured a position as ticket
agent in the village for the New Jersey
and New York Railroad Company. He held this position until
1S7.'. when he came to Paterson. He entered the office of Lawyer
John C. Paulison and four years later was admitted to the bar.
He cast his first vote then and as he declares today his first
ballot was for the Democratic party and has been so ever
since. On the deatli of bis preceptor, Mr, Van Cleve assumed
the practice left by Mr. Paulison. That he faithfully performed
his duties towards his clients is best proven by his large prac-
t ce today.
In 1886 he was appointed Judge of the District ('•■tut by Gov-
ernor Green, holding that position until the Republicans came
into power and ousted him. Later he was appointed a member
of the Police Commission. He served his party faithfully while
in this position but was again ousted by the Republicans when
the Police Commission was legislated out of office.
Today, former Judge Van Cleve is as active as ever. He is
an able debater, full of wit. at the same time possessing that
calm sarcasm, and irony of speech which cuts deeply into the
opposing force. Though now in his sixty-third year he is as
active and as aggressive as ever.
C. FRANK HART
Most anyone who has ever had occasion to purchase seed.
garden, and farming implements, or poultry supplies, knows C
Frank Hart, the popular merchant of
Washington and Fair Streets. Bom ill
Paterson, fifty-seven years ago. .Mr.
II, in has always been known as .i man
of an affable disposition and willing to
do all in his power to help a friend
His early education was acquired in
the public schools, which aided him
materially in establishing the large
business that stands as a monument to
his untiring efforts in commercial cir-
cles of this city. For the past twenty-
eight years he has been located at his
present stand on Washington Street.
During this long period, which has been
one continual advance in his respective
field. Mr. Hart has created a wide acquaintance which is made
up of men in all walks of life.
Politically lie is a Republican and is regarded by the leaders
of the party in Paterson as a man of integrity ; one who will
exert every effort to see the candidate to whom he has pledged
himself bring his contest to a successful issue. He is a mem-
ber of tile Odd Fellows and the Royal Arcanum. Both organiza-
tions are proud to have him enrolled in their fraternal circle,
the advancement of which is always dear to the heart of the
subject of tllis -ketch
In sports Mr. Hart is regarded as an authority on the best
streams for fishing and the bunting grounds in New Jersey and
New York Stales. In his business he has occasion to meet many
sportsmen among whom he is very popular in this vicinity.
Among the citizens of Paterson be is known as a valuable man ;
ever ready to aid bis native city.
WAIiTER C. CABELL
A man who has an enviable record by serving the citizens of
Passaic, well and faithfully, is Judge Walter Carrington Cabell,
who up to the time of the publication
of this book, had served five years as
Judge of the Passaic District Court. He
is nuw selling liis seeond term, having
been re-appointed by Governor Fielder,
the early part of 1916.
His career as a lawyer and politician
is so well known that it scarcely seems
necessary to repeat it. A Democrat in
politics, lie has always taken an active
part in the work of iiis party. After
making a notable success in his chosen
profession — the law — he naturally drift-
ed into polities and lias been a speaker
at Democratic meetings for main years.
Hi' was unanimously chosen as the
Democratic nominee for Congress in 1914,
from the Seventh Congressional District. Although defeated by
his opponent. Dow H. Drukker. the present Representative in
Congress, he made a phenomenal run. His defeat is generally
conceded to be due to the overwhelming Republican complexion of
Few men can boast of so many friends. He is known from
one end of the state to the other, and everywhere be numbers
his friends by the score. His lot is indeed an enviable one and
be is worthy of all the honors that the State and his fellow-
citizens have bestowed upon him.
Judge Cabell was born in Amherst. V.i , April 23. 1871, and
moved to Jersey City when a boy. He received his early educa-
tion in the schools of Jersey City and later entered the New
Y'ork Law School where he received his legal training. In
1896 he opened a law office in Passaic and built up a practice
that is the equal of any in the county. His present office is
located ai 291 Main Avenue, Passaic.
\\ QO'S W H IN 1* A SS A I C CO U NT Y
JOHN A. DOOLITTLK
ni,n In Passaic County la the genial
resident «.r the Henry Doherty Silk
K.i> moDd Dohert] . Vice
Companj . Lakevlen Mi
Bldea in Clifton with his wife and one
daughter but much of his time is spent
in Paterson where he la a favorite In
both fraternal, social, and sporting Cir-
Mr. Doherty was horn In Pat
. moil here. After
duatlon he started in the silk
with ins father and from the
start was verj successful. When he be-
came of age be was made \
dent of the concern and is one of the
family ,.f hard workers that have erected
such i handsome mill at Lakevlew and
which furnishes employment for so man]
Patersonlans. He is a member of Pat-
Lodge No. 60, B. P. O. E.
There is no man better known In sporting circles
Doherty and he and his brothers have clone more than
Patersonlan to place baseball in its proper position among the
sporting events In Paterson. He takes a great interest in the
the Doherty silk Sox, the team thai represented the
Doherty Mill on the diamond during 1916 and made such an
enviable record The baseball park in the rear of the mill is
one of the finest in the state and great credit is due to this
young man for the popularity of the great national game during
the past season. Mr Doherty is hut thirty-two years old and
1 to the community in which be lives.
WIVriKLI) T. SCOTT
Winfield T. Scotl was born in Passa -
on July 10, 1887. He attended the local
public schools and graduated from the
High School in June, 1906. Five vears
later. June, 1911, he graduated from
the New Jersey Law School and En the
same mouth was admitted to the State
County is tli
One of the most popular men In Paasi
John a. I little, of John A Doollttle
■ d surveyors, with offices In the
Hobarl Trust Building, Passaic. In
in, work Mr. Doollttle travels to all
sections of the country, and wherever
he numbers bis friends by the
legion. The subjecl <-f this sketch was
born In Waverly, N. v.. fortj eight
years ago, and came t<> Passaic when
hut two years old and baa ill
;i residenl of that cltj Tn i
years ago he started as an engineer and
surveyor and has ever since '
nected with thai busln
Mr. DooUttle's firm are the offli ial
engineers and surveyors oi Acquach
anonck Township and since be entered
that business he has been *erj active
En tlie surveying and Improvement of nu
in and near Passaic County.
He is married and has three children who live with thell
parents at their Passaic home. Mi. Doollttle has never taken
active part in politics, but nevertheless can always be found
working for the Interests <>f the community in which he lives.
He is an ardent hunter and fisherman.
Whenever one speaks of horses, that noble animal, which is
slowly but surely being supplanted by the automobile in the
carious mart-; of trade, one almosl in
variably associates with them the name
ol Albert Zabriskie, of 9 Godwin Street.
Mr Zabriskie, lias been identified with
the livery and sales business for thirty-
three years and has established a most
and honest deal-
large tracts ol land
viable record for fa
born in Montville,
to Paterson at a
boasted of bul a
WILLIAM H. DUNNING
years ago and
time when the
small population. In
when the horse was king, and there
a great demand for this animal for both
pleasure and business purposes. Mr.
Zabriskie could always be relied upon
to give most satisfactory service. Many interesting tales can be
recounted by Mr. Zabriskie of the various tricks and wiles resorted
to by unscrupulous dealers and he was in a large degree respon-
sible for the many reforms that were instituted in the trade.
Early in life Mr. Zabriskie married Elizabeth Mahar and their
union has been a most happy one. He is a member of the
Hamilton, Rotary, and Elks' Clubs. He is interested in every
movement for the benefit of the city.
Ranked among the city's most prominent men is William H.
Dunning, President of the Alien & Dunning Tobacco Company.
A connoisseur with discriminating
taste, be is the originator of some of
the choicest blend tobacco and cigars
in the country. The famous LO-cent
Long Cut Smoking Tobacco is the direct
result of Mr. Dunnlng*s unusual ability
as a judge of quality.
The business with which he is con-
nected was established in 1876 by his
father and the late Alpheus S. Allen
and today enjoys the distinction of be-
ing the oldest independent tobacco firm
in the State. The success of the busi-
ness has been due in no small part to
the energy and ability of the subject of
this sketch. Enjoying a popularity
seldom equaled by any article of mer-
chandise, the '"Snow Bird" Cigar, is the outcome of Mr. Running's
A Paterson boy through and through, he has always en-
deavored by his every action to be of service to the community.
He was born in the old Fourth Ward. January 12. 1m; J. He
received his early education in the public schools and later
attended a business college. Mr. Dunning is married and has
one Child. With his family he resides iu a handsome residence
at 4'.»s East Twenty-ninth Street.
In spite of his many and varied duties in connection with his
business, lie has found time for social activities. In addition
to liein^ a member of the loppa Lodge of Masons, he is also
connected with many private social clubs.
WILLIAM K. BRENNAN
One of the popular men holding public office in Paterson is
William E. Brennan, Republican member of the Board of Alder-
men from the Second Ward. Aside from
this he conducts a confectionery store
at 323 Totowa Avenue.
Mr. Brennan was born February 20,
1871. in the Totowa section of the city
and spent bis entire life in that mm'-
tion. His early life was one of juffei
ing and misfortune, but by hard work
and perseverance lie succeeded until
now he has reached a height in both
his political and business career.
He started in business on Spruce
Street, near the Rogers Locomotive
Works, where he met with greal suc-
cess. After the simps closed down he
moved his business to Totowa Avenue
where he is now located. A few yens
ago he entered politics and was made a member of the Board of
Registry and Elections. He was next elected to two terms as
Justice of Ttie Peace and was appointed a Notary Public and
Commissioner of Deeds by the Governor. He has been elected a
member of the Board of Aldermen four times and polled the
largest number of votes that were ever cast in the Ward. As
an Alderman he has made a large number of friends, and has
always been known for his -.terling integrity. He has R*-er
WHO'S WHO IN PASSAIC COUNTY
MICHAEL E. MAXLEY
Michael E. Manley, is probably one of the best and most
favorably known young men in Paterson and probably no other
man has more friends than he. Mr.
Manley was born in the southern sec-
tion of the city in June, 1882. He at-
tended St. Agnes' Parochial School and
graduated at the age of thirteen years.
He entered the employ of the Lanker-
ing Cigar Company in 1896. and work-
ed for this firm eleven years. He then
opened an agency for the Waldorf As-
toria Cigar Company, which position
he held for eight years. At the pres-
ent time he is Treasurer of the Em-
pire Piece Dyeing and Finishing Com-
pany and represents that concern in
New York City.
Mr. Manley is a member of Paterson
Lodge No. 60, B. P. O. E.. Knights of
Columbus and Lafayette Council, Royal Arcanum. He is a very
active member of the Passaic County Democratic Club and a
Trustee of this organization for a four-year term. At the last
election he was the Democratic candidate for County Clerk but
when his party went down to defeat in this county Mr. Manley
was also forced to suffer defeat.
There is no man in the city more active in the promotion of
athletics than he. and he lias been a member of the Athletic
Committee for the Safe and Sane Fourth of July celebra-
tion several times. He has always taken an active interest in the
promotion of athletics in the city, especially among the young,
and is a crack baseball and handball player himself,
outing of the Chamber of Commerce last summer he i
Captain of the Manufacturer's Team which beat the Merchants.
Paterson and Passaic County should feel proud to have a live
wire citizen of Mr. Mauley's character among their citizens as
he is always a hard worker for all things beneficial to the city
and county where he makes his home.
RICHARD S. COLFAX
One of the most popular and energetic young lawyers of this
city is Richard S. Colfax. He is well known and well liked
throughout the city.
Mr Colfax was born in 18S0 in Potnp-
ton. N. J. He received his early edu-
cation in the schools of that town and
later entered the Pamlico School. Later
he took up bis studies in the Mc-
Chesney's Business School located on
Church Street, directly across the street
from tlie Hamilton Club.
While working for Lawyer John H.
Reynolds, Mr. Colfax took a liking to
law and studied hard during his spare
time with the result that soon after
la- was admitted to the bar. He now
has an office at 129 Market Street, this
Mr. Colfax is not married. His
favorite sports are fishing and hunting. He is a Republican in
politics and is a member of the local Lodge of Elks.
JOHN H. REYNOLDS
Few men in Paterson can boast of older family residence in
Paterson than John H. Reynolds, President of the Board of
Trustees of the Free Public Library.
Born in this city in 1885, of parents who
were also born here. Mr. Reynolds has
been a resident ever since. His boy-
hood days were spent in the old East
Ward in the vicinity of lower Main
Street. At that time the schools were
few and far between, but Mr. Reynolds
succeeded in completing his elementary
work in an old building that was lo-
cated on the present site of the Central
Fire Headquarters. Later he attended
the preparatory school of the Rev.
George B. Day in this city. Upon gradu-
ation he entered the Union Preparatory
Institute at Ann Arbor, Michigan, where
lie qualified himself for admission to the
University of Michigan. In 1870 Mr. Reynolds was graduated
from the latter institution with a degree of A.B. The following
year he was admitted to the Law School of Columbia University,
where he studied under the direction of Theodore W. Dwight.
While attending the University Law College he was registered in
the law offices of James H. Rogers, of this city. In 1878 he
graduated as a bachelor of laws from Columbia. He was admitted
to the Jersey Bar in 1S79.
At the i f 19ir
With this splendid preparation for the legal field Mr, Rey-
nolds began practicing in the Passaic County courts. During the
years that have elapsed since his advent into professional circles
he has shown no desire to hold elective office, but served with
pleasure upon honorary boards that have called for time and
energy without any financial remuneration. In 1905 he was
appointed to the Park Board and served for one term. He was
appointed to the Library Board by Former Mayor Andrew
McBride and has served with much credit since that time. During
his presidency of the board Mr. Reynolds has worked untiringly
for the extension of branch libraries in the various sections of
He has restricted his society affiliations to college fraternities,
the Hamilton Club, and the Areola Country Club.
In 1881 Mr. Reynolds was married in Paterson and has been
favored with four children. Fur the past thirty-two years he
has resided at his present address, o46 Broadway. He has
offices in the Paterson Savings Institution Building.
One of the most popular public officials in Paterson is Wil-
liam Smith, Republican Alderman from the Eleventh Ward, who
was re-elected for the third term at the
November, 1916 election. Mr Smith
was unopposed, having disposed of his
opponent at the primary, the citizens
having endorsed his candidacy with a
large vote. He was named President
of the Board on organization. January-
Mr. Smith was born in Coventry,
England, in 1862. and came to America
in 1S79, locating in Paterson where he
has since resided. He received his
early education in the English schools.
At the time of Mr. Smith's arrival, the
manufacture of silk ribbons was in its
infancy. It did not take the new ar-
rival long to decide that this industry
held out a bright future for him, so he became a weaver and
was engaged at this up to ten years ago when he entered busi-
ness for himself.
Through close attention to business, Mr. Smith soon made a
success and his place is recognized as one of the leading narrow
ribbon manufacturing plants in file State. The works are located
in the Strange Mill on Madison Street.
The subject of this sketch entered the political arena actively
four years ago when he was elected Alderman by a splendid
majority. He has served his constituents faithfully, and how
well is demonstrated by the fact that he has been returned from
time to time as his term expired. He served as County Com-
mitteemen from the old Fourth Ward four years ago. Mr. Smith
is married, and is a member of the Central Republican Club,
Young Men's Republican League, of Passaic County, and in social
life is connected with the Carrie, Mecca and Cricket Clubs. He
is a lover of all clean sports.
The photograph printed herewith is an excellent picture of one
of the best known business and club men of Paterson. Charles
Heinrichs was born in this city in 1 S 7 1".
and has been a resident here ever since.
His earlier years were spent in the
vicinity of Market and Paterson Streets
where lie later established a photograph
Specimens of his fine workmanship
can be seen in many of the homes of
this city. Although he only had an
opportunity to complete the grammar
school course in the schools of Pater-
son, the progress he has made in the
commercial and political fields would do
justice to men of more advanced
In 1904 Mr. Heinrichs was elected to
the Board of Aldermen by the citizens
of the Fifth Ward and served with distinction until 1910 when
he retired to devote his time undividedly to his business.
He is well known as an organization man and is a member
of the following societies: Masons. Elks, Woodmen, Chamber of
Commerce, Central Republican Club, and the Craftsmen's Club,
of which lie is president.
No form of sport can attract him from one of the most mod-
ernly equipped photograph studios in the State, which he has
recently established at :'7 Broadway, to which place he moved
after conducting his business for sixteen years at 229 Market
W ii o ' s \v no in i'assaic v o r n t v
GAETANO ii;ih:i;i< i
resident of Charles Vreeland & Company,
80 Prospecl Street, is prominent In both
the business and political life of the
Mi Vreeland was born in Paterson
on July J!', 1865. His father was Ellas
A. Vreeland, who was elected a mem
ber of the Board of Aldermen from the
Seventh Ward In 1870. Mr. Vreeland
was educated In Public Schools N "- 2
and :;. and In Latimer's Business Col
i, _<■ He served his apprenticeship as
boilermaker In the Rogers Locomotive
works and after sixteen years service
there, went to it" 1 Lackawanna Railroad
Shops al Klngsland, N. J., as Foreman.
lie left there to take charge of the Easi
Jersey Pipe Company's plant in Pater-
son and while there supervised the con-
plant at Little Falls and also the water
, as well as the Newark and Jersey City
plant at Utlca, N
After leaving the employ of the pipe company he embarked In
business for himself with headquarters at 60 Prospect Street. Mr.
Vreeland "as appointed a member of the Board of Education
and began bis official duties on February 1, 1915. In polities
Mr. Vreeland is a Republican and is a hard worker' for that
party. He is a member of the Central Republican Club and the
Republican County Committee.
He is also prominent in the social world and is a member of
the Chamber of Commerce, Jr. 0. U. A. M., R. 0. S. of A., and
the Loyal Order of Moose.
The Main Furniture Company of 105-107 River Street is one
of the finest firms in this line of business in Paterson, and this
lis due to the hard work and fine busi-
ness ability of Benjamin Greenbaum,
proprietor of the store.
Mr. Greenbaum was born in Austria
fifty-four years ago and came to this
country when a young man. He settled
in this city and started in the furuiture
business nineteen years ago. At that
time as it may be expected his business
was small, hut by hard work and close
attendance to business he was soon
forced to enlarge. About ten years ago
he started in the store where he is now
located and which is among the leading
furniture stores in the city. . .
He is married, his wife's maiden name
being. Esther Lernner. Nine children
were born of the union, all of whom are living. Two of the
eldest sons are engaged in the furniture business with their
father at the River Street address.
In lodge circles Mr. Greenbaum is also well and favorably
known. He is affiliated with the Modern Woodmen, and Inde-
pendent Order Br'th Abraham. In the sporting line Mr. Green-
baum takes interest in only one branch of out-door enjoyment
and this is motoring. He is an ardent motorist and can be
found during his spare time riding over the roads of tin.- country.
His home address is 276 Broadway.
JOSEPH DE UOSE
men is Joseph De
He was born in Italy, thirty-nine years
ago and came tn this country when a
young man. After some hard work he
was rewarded by becoming a leading
architect of this city. He is well liked
by all of his business associates. He
has been in this business for the past
fourteen years, during which time he
has made a record of which any man
would be proud of.
He is married, there being eleven
members in his family. He takes no
interest in politics. In social circles he
is associated with the Odd Fellows,
Literary Club of Clifton, and others.
Originality Is stamped Indelibly upon every work of Gaetano
t Paterson, whose studio on Market Street, neai Cai
mil has become famous all i rai the
State, and in manj ai i centers ol the
Bast, as the birth-place of mans em
of hUi artistic worth,
(it perhaps special importance are bis
memorial tablets which ad manj
public buildings "t the cits and State. In
each Of these he has Shown D concep-
tion <>f the personality who e memoi i
be commits to marble which is little
short of marvelous.
Aiming these ina\ be mentioned tin-
tablet in St. Joseph's Church, to the
late pastor, Rev. C. P. Gillen, the tablet
to E. B. Haines, founder of the "News,"
in the business office of that paper, the
tablets of Mrs. Peter Quackenbush and
Miss Anna Inglis. in the Nurses' Home, of the Paterson General
Hospital, and the tablet in the Bell Memorial.
Most prominent of bis local works is the statue of the late
Congressman .lames T. Stewart, which stands in immortal bronze
on the green surrounding the Court House. His bust of ex-Mayor
Nathan Rarnert and bis wife, and his "crucifixion" tablet, in
St. Barnabas' Hospital, Newark, are beautiful specimens of the
artist's great ability. Other splendid samples of ids work are :
"Resting Pilgrim," for Julius Barnes Heroic statues, and Reliefs
for Church of Our Lady of Loretto, in Brooklyn; Relief of bast
Supper for St. Joseph's, Paterson, and statues for the National
Opera House. Havana. Cuba.
In addition to his sculptor work, Mr. Federiei, at the solici-
tation of many interested persons, started a class in sculpture
which is attended by many gifted amateurs. Through this class
he has developed a technique among his pupils which promises to
bring them to the forefront in sculptural work.
Mr. Federiei is thirty-six years of age, is married and has
two charming children. He was born in Castelgrande, Italy, and
came to this country at an early age With his parents. From
an artistic standpoint he is a first citizen and his continued
success in the field of sculpture promises to bring to Paterson,
an imperial recognition.
DK. GILBERT JOHNSTON
One of the most active and hardest working professional men
in Paterson is Dr. Gilbert Johnston, the oldest osteopath physi-
cian in this vicinity. Paterson has
from the very beginning, had a num-
ber of distinguished professional men
and Dr. Johnston is a fine example of
this type of citizen.
Since 1898, the year he began the
practice of his profession. Dr. Johnston
has maintained his office at 210 Market
Street. By reason of his exceptional
ability and his close application to duty
he has built up a clientele the envy
of the most learned men in the pro-
A lover of prize poultry. Dr. John-
ston is the possessor of a stock of
birds that have won admiration in many
contests in which they were entered.
He is a member of the American Poultry Association and is
Secretary and Treasurer of the Paterson Poultry Association.
Through his activities in this section he has done much to
farther the interests of fine breeding. He is also interested in
the development of bees and is President of Bee Keepers Asso-
A believer in the chances of Paterson to rise to a foremost
position among American cities, he is at the same time a strenu-
ous worker toward this end, being a member of the Chamber
Of Commerce and the Market Street Business Men's Asso-
Politically Dr. Johnston is a Republican though he is not a
politician. He is of high rank in Masonry, being a member of
the Blue Lodge to the Mystic Shrine. He is also a Cast
Provincial Grand Master of the New York District. I. O. O. F.
M. U. ; is a Past District Deputy, Knights of Pythias, and a
member of the Forresters of America and of the Exempt Firemen.
The doctor is sixty-six years of age, is married and has five
charming children. .Mrs. Johnston was Miss M. A. Bromfield, be-
fore her marriage.
WHO'S WHO IN PASSAIC COUNTY
NICHOLAS DE LtJCCIA
Nicholas De Luccia, one of Paterson's popular undertakers
was born in Italy in 1876 and came to this country when ten
years of age. When he arrived in this
country he attended the public schools
and upon finishing his education he
engaged as a news agent on different
railroads throughout the United States.
He came to Paterson twenty-five years
ago and learned the trade of silk finish-
ing. So rapidly did he rise in his
chosen vocation that he was made Fore-
man of Cramer & King's. He remained
in this capacity for six years when he
determined to engage in some business
on his own account and finally decided
on the undertaking business. He located
at 26 Ellison Street. From the start
he has been successful and now his
establishment is one of the largest, finest
and best equipped in Passaic County. Not only is he fully and
adequately supplied with equipments in the line of his business
as a funeral director, but is also prepared to eater to all kinds
of social events, his carriage service including all the latest
fa li onable equipages. Mr. De Luccia is a Democrat and has
been prominent in the party since he cast his first vote. He
has come before his fellow citizens in other than a business
way, having been twice elected Alderman from the Sixth Ward.
Mr. De Luccia is prominent in social and fraternal organiza-
tions, being one of the leading spirits in the Independent Order
of Odd Fellows and several Italian Lodges. He has always
contributed cheerfully to charity when called upon. Mr. De Luc-
cia resides with his wife and four children at 26 Ellison Street.
'lii- grocery store conducted by the genial .lames MacArthur.
at 55 Paterson Avenue, is one of the best-known establishments
of its kind in Paterson. Mr. Mac-
Arthur has been in the grocery busi-
ness for the past eighteen years and
in that time has been known for his
straightforward business methods which
have built up his business until at the
present time he conducts one of the
largest grocery stores in the Totowa
section of the city.
Mr. MacArthur was horn in Paterson
and received his early education in the
local public schools. He has always
taken a keen interest in sports of every
description and at one time was the
champion 1 mi -yard runner of Passa'.c
County, negotiating that distance in
Aside from his interest in his business and in sports, Mr
MacArthur also takes an active interest in the affairs of the
Totowa Presbyterian Church and is Chairman of the Board of
Trustees. He is forty-three years old and is married, his wife's
maiden name being Josephine Doriety. Two children help to add
gladness to the MacArthur household.
Mr. MacArthur is a member of the Masons, Totowa Council.
Jr. O. I'. A. M., also the Paterson Grocers Association, and takes
an active interest in the affairs of each of these organizations.
When horse-racing was popular in this city Mr. MacArthur was
owner of the famous pacing horse, "Earthquake." which won
the cup in the Gentlemen's Driving Club Meet at the Clifton
WILLIAM A. RENKEL
One of Paterson's best known and respected citizens is William
A. Renkel. who was born here and spent his entire life in this
city. When a boy lie attended the lo-
cal public schools and after finishing
his studies in Latimer's Business Col-
lege accepted a position in the Katz
Brewery. He worked for this concern
a number of years and then accepted a
position as salesman for Forbes &
Botbyl. the Grand Street Liquor dealers.
Mr. Renkel travels to all sections of
the county in his position as salesman,
and wherever he goes numbers his
friends hy the legion. He has a genial
disposition, making him a favorite in
business and social circles.
In politics Mr. Renkel is one of the
best known hustlers that the Republi-
can party has in its ranks. Some years
ago he was a candidate for Alderman in the Third Ward and
although defeated at the polls, surprised the people of the citj
edi-rful run he made against his Democratic opponent
Mam times "Billy" has been mentioned for appointment to
public office, but on all occasions he has refused, declaring that
the only public office he would hold would be one to which he
was elected hy the voters. His future, both in the business and
political world, is particularly bright and he is bound to go
The subject of this sketch is also prominent among the various
fraternal and athletic organizations of the city, being a member
of Paterson Lodge 553, Loyal Order of Moose, Paterson Lodge,
No. 60, B. P. O. E., Central Republican Club, Totowa Rod
and Gun Club, North Jersey Auto Club. Paterson Patriotic
League. Third Ward Republican Club, and the American Ford
He is also an athlete of no mean ability and has made many
.i '300 score" nn the polished drives. He also plays baseball
and his prowess on the diamond is well known. Paterson and
Passaic County may well be proud to have Billy Renkel as a
FItANZ I MUCH
To be called the oldest ribbon weaver in the countrj and still
be active and conducting a most successful business is the dis-
tinction that lias fallen to the lot of
Franz Ulrich, founder of the Ulrich Com-
pany. Ward Street and Dale Avenue.
.Mr. Ulrich is seventy-nine years young,
as he terms it, for he is as active and
as spry as many a younger man.
Mr. Ulrich was born in Switzerland
and came to this country when a young
man. He saw the wonderful opportuni-
ties in the making of silk ribbons and
immediately engaged in that industry as
a weaver. Mr. Ulrich was an apt
scholar. He quickly mastered the in-
tricacies of ribbon making, for in those
days, the manufacture of this product
was by no means the easy process of
today. It was a rather crude method.
judging from the manner in which ribbon
with the wonderful development in machi
Mr. T'lrich soon realized that there wa
if he but took the initiative, and accord
three years ago, he started
i has progressed
In a short time,
further success for him
gly in is;:;, over forty-
business for himself in the old
From the beginning it seemed success was won by
this enterprising manufacturer and no history of the develop-
ment of the silk industry in Paterson would be complete without
the mention of the work of Mr. Ulrich and his early trials and
tribulations. There were untold problems that had to be solved,
countless numbers of obstacles to overcome, and although prac-
tically friendless and alone, Mr. Ulrich continued to fight against
odds and won success that falls to but few men. Mr. Ulrich is
still engaged in the reed and harness business in the Ulrich Mill,
Ward Street and Dale Avenue, and also furnishes ribbon blocks
and weavers' supplies in general. Associated with him are his
two sons. Alberl and Prank
JOSEPH M. DALY
Alderman Joseph M. Daly, is one of the
the southern section of the city. Born it
cated in the local public schools, he
has by dint of hard work raised him-
self up to a position of trust and honor,
Mr. Daly is a Liquor dealer by trade.
conducting his business at 327 Grand
Street for the past twenty years. His
place lias always enjoyed an enviable
reputation, being eminently respectable
in every particular. He has a repu-
tation of handling nothing but the best
the market affords. Mr. Daly is forty-
four years of age and married. His
wife was Miss Elizabeth Kearns. who
before her marriage was popular in
social circles in Totowa.
At an early age Mr. Daly took an
active interest in politics. He affiliated
w.th the disciples of Thomas Jefferson and has since been a
loyal Democrat. Realizing his qualifications for public office.
the Democrats of the Seventh Ward nominated him for Alder-
man. He was elected by a handsome plurality. That was four-
teen years ago. So well did he serve his constituents that he
was re-elected seven times, still being a member of the Board.
Mr. Daly is possessed of a sterling character. During his
entire fourteen years as a member of the Board of Aldermen
his record has been unassailable. Ever ready to champion the
cause of his constituents, he has voted with a conscientiousness
that has won for him, the admiration of his opponents. Mr.
Daly through tireless efforts and clo^e application to business
has amassed a comfortable fortune.
WHO'S WHO IN PASSAIC COUNTY
I i;i:i» WESLEY WENTWORTH
Anj reference to the building up of Pi
plete without mention of Fred. W, Wen
architect, whose offices are locnted In
the Paterson National Bank Building.
M was ii Massachusetts, the 22nd
ol august, 1864, and es of sub
stantlal old colonial stock, who were
prominent Tories In those days. He
traces his famllj back i" 1634, when
Sir William Wentworth, ins ancestor,
came from England to this count i j and
has the honor to be descended from
I the besl people ol the i at 13
public scl Is of Dover,
later finished his course
College, being .1 graduate
ler Scientific Department
He commenced the stud;
N II . and
.f the Chand-
life 1 for the last in
nt \ -tin
in liu Iness fur himself, building up a good practice and acquiring
1 Sue professional experience, adaptable to all departments In
genen -settee. The Passaic Hospital Building was designed
ami superintended by him, as well as a targe number of other
public and private structures in this county, Including the
Governor's residence here, the "News" Building, the Ball Building,
and the Morrlsse Building, at Passaic; He did all the work
foi the New Jersej State Rifle Association, at Sea Girt, as well
.is all the State work at the camp since he has been in business.
.111,1 is Looked upon as one of the leading lights in his pro-
fession His selection as Resident Architect of the new Govern-
ment Building was am, tiler tribute to bis ability, in which the
Government made no mistake, as not a man in the State is
better equipped tu take full and i plete charge 'if than he,
as he has a splendid suite of offices and employs a large and
competent force "f draughtsmen and superintendents at all times.
Mr Wentworth is a member of secret societies, as well as the
prominent clubs and associations of this city, among thera being
the Hamilton, North Jersey. Ivanhoe, F. and A. M„ and the
Rotary. He is married, his family consisting ,f Inn members.
His favorite sports are Ashing and golfing.
JOHN C. van \i,\m>i;i:n
n Pateraon and Passaic Count] should fe.-i proud of
11 \ 1 0. who ai the present time n
Totowa Borough. Mr. Van \ I
01 f the b'-si known architect 1 In thi
countrj .11 "i beautiful buildings
11 1 as n umeiiis to his skill.
lb- was bom in The Netherlands,
fortj veai's ago. After In, earlj edu
cation was finished he studied archl
tectural drawing In a technical insti-
tute at Mlddelburg, The Nethi 1 land
from which he was graduated In 1898
While .1 young n he came to this
eountry with bis parents and settled In
Paterson. During bis life in ibis coun-
try be has resded in Paterson and its
1 der to become more Intimately
acquainted with building construction
.1 the carpenter trade, at which he worked until be was
ie years old. In the meantime he studied architectural
ami building construction under private tutors, when
,n war. Old be entered the oftlees of I'ass Gilbert, an
York City, and he remained in his employ
architect of Nev
until the fall of 1913.
While employed by Mr Gilbert he acted as Superintendent oi
Construction for ten years and while working in thai capacitj
had charge of the construction of the United States Custom
House in New York C.ty, the Arkansas State Capitol, the National
stale Hank Building, and Kinney Building, Newark, N I and
many other Important buildings in all parts of the eountry.
In the spring of 1914 he opened offices for private practice,
With his main office in the Kinney Building. Newark. N. .1., and
a branch office in the K aine Building, this city. He later
firmed a partnership with Harry A. Culver, of New fork
City, and they are now duiug business both in Paterson ami
Newark under the name of Van Vlandren ti Culler, In polities
.Mr. Van Vlandren is Republican. He is a member of the Down
Town Cub. Newark, X. J.
HKMJY 15. CKOSHY
Henry Barrett Crosby, is an archite
birth a member of one of Paterson's ea
Henry K. Crosby having been closely
identified With the early development
of the city and through his activity in
the movement of establishing the park
system, was widely known as "Father
of the Parks."
The old family homestead stands at the
in 1 of Broadway ami Paterson Street.
at which place .Mr, Crosby was born,
September, 8, 1876. His elementary edu-
tins citj . after the completion of win.
he was sent to Phillip's Andover Acad
my in Andover, Mass.. to prepare f
entrance i" Yale University.
After entering the Scientific School
that institution. Mr. Crosby at the Solici-
tation of his father gave up the college course, and left for
Bridgeport, Conn., where he accepted an offer with one of the
large,! wholesale grocery houses in the country. This busi-
ness did imt appeal to him, and he resigned in 1S!IS, to take a
four-year course in Architecture at Columbia University.
Two months before time for graduation from the Columbia
Sen 10I ol Architecture, the Paterson Fire of 1902 occurred. Realiz-
ing the opportunity which this event presented. Mr. Crosby. opened
an office practically before ibis catastrophe was over. Although
this prevented him from graduation at this time, the destruction
of the buildings Offered a fertile tield fur his profession, and
many of the new structures elected after the fire were planned
Mr Crosby has not affiliated himself with any fraternal soci-
etles. In polities he is an ardent Republican, as was his father,
wlio was a delegate to the convention that nominated Abraham
Lincoln for President for the first term.
As an athlete he is deeply interested in tennis and golf.
Through his business activities he has become associated with
the Chamber ..f Commerce in which organization he was elected
as Trustee of the First Board of Trustees. At the present time
Mr Crosbj has extensive offices in the First National Bank
Building;, and carries on a wide general practice, and is known
as one of the most proficient architects in this section of the
Bert Cessler, is one of the best known business
erson, one who has made a wonderful success si
here ten years ago, seeking opportunity
and a field for his labors. He found
them both, and as a result he is today
a leader in his special work. He was
born in Jersey C.ty thirty-four years
ago. and following his graduation from
school he immediately went to work
and has been at it ever since, developing
the present business of which he is
now at the head in just four years.
Mr, t'csler's place of business is at
149-151 Crooks Avenue, and there he
can be found when he is not indulging
in his favorite sport- -automobiling. H,*
is quite an expert at this pastime. He
derives keen enjoyment from witnessing
.1 baseball game and is himself quite
adept at the game, Mr. Cessler* is married. He has never
taken part actively in politics although he is well informed on
all the is: lies that are of vital interest to the public. Ill fra-
ternal circles, he is also quite prominent being a member of
the M e. odd Fellows and Masonic Ledges
CHAKIiKS 3. PIKOLO
the best known
was born in Italy thirty years ago. 1
when his parents came to Paterson,
He attended Schools Nos. 2 and 111. and
St, John's Parochial School. After
graduation he became a silk dyer which
Occupation he followed for sixteen years.
Mr. Plrolo was widely known through-
out the trade as an expert in his line.
Four years ago, however, he decided
that he would go into business for him-
self and established an auto truck busi-
ness, being successful from the start.
To the younger generation Mr. Pirolo
is perhaps better known through bis
activities in various athletic events. Up
to five years ago he had been very-
active. He won special distinction in
the art of wrestling, having met many
WHO'S WHO IN PASSAIC COUNTY
of the foremost exponents on the mat in Paterson and other
cities. He is also a lover of baseball and his hobby today is
In fraternal life Mr. Pirolo is also active, being a member
on the Entre Nous, the Elm A. C, Dublin 400, Joe Kelley Asso-
ciation, Sons of Italy, and Democratic County Committee. He
is a staunch Democrat, having always embraced the principals
of that party since the day he cast his first vote. He is now
one of the strongest adherents of the party and on a number of
occasions has been prevailed upon by his friends to run for
He is married, having joined the ranks of the benedicts Feb-
ruary, 1916, when he married Miss Fannie Notoregiacomo. They
reside at 17 Elm Street.
MARTIN J. SCANLAN
For the past twenty-five years the subject of this sketch. M. J.
Scanlan, has been a funeral director at 396 Market Street, this
city, and in that time has been noted
for his sterling business ability and
desire to help others wherever possible.
Starting on a small scale Mr. Scanlan,
by hard work and close attendance to
business at all times, has enlarged his
business until it is now one of the
Largest of its kind in the city.
Mr. Scanlan was born in the Sandy
Hill section of the city forty-six years
ago and has spent his entire life in
that district. He married Catherine
Fitzmauriee and six children were born
of the union, all of whom live with
In politics Mr. Scanlan will always
be found working hard for the interests
of the Democratic party and two years
He takes a great interest in the affairs of the various clubs,
lodges and societies of the city and is affiliated with a number
«»f them. He is a member of the following organizations: Pat-
erson Council, No. 240, Knights of Columbus, Paterson Lodge,
No. 60, B. P. O. E., St. Joseph's Catholic Club, Silk Citj Con
clave, 633, I. O. H., Court Columbia. No. 116, F. of A.. Deputies
and Past Chiefs Rangers Association of Passaic and Hudson
County. Silk City Council, No. 603, Catholic Benevolenl Region,
St. Joseph's Holy Name Society and Court Paterson, No, 19, T.
of B. H.
Scanlan takes great interest in sports and is
when he can witness a sporting event of any
Mr. Layden is a widower, his wife, who was Helen Skaritte.
having died thirteen years ago. Living with Mr. Layden are his
mother and daughter, May Layden, who is also well and favor-
ably known throughout the city. The Layden home is at 157
As an athlete Mr. Layden was without a peer in his younger
days. At that time he played on all the old famous baseball
teams, including tiie Unknowns, Fire Flys, Delawares, and
Jerseys Nines. While on the diamond, besides his natural base-
kill ability. Mr. Layden entertained the spectators with his
excellent comedy and acrobatic stunts at which he was very
.nl.pt Mr, Layden was a member of the Dublin Champion
Athletic team, composed of such well remembered athletes as
Peter and William Henderson. John and Patrick Kearney. John
Deianey. Patrick Boyd, Luke Dunkerley and William Murphy.
He was also a leading member of the old Pioneer Minstrels and
the Americus Dramatic Club.
In fraternal circles Mr. Layden is as prominent as lie is in
social and political circles. He is a member of the Sons of
Veterans, Junior 0. I'. A. M.. Central Republican Club of Pat-
erson. Central Republican Club of Passaic, Daughters of Liberty,
No. 39, National Security League, and the Liberty Civic Club of
THOMAS McCR-AN, St.
Thomas McCran, the local Superintendent of Weights and
Measures, was born in Ireland, in the year 1854. He received
his education in Ireland's public schools
and came to Paterson when he was six-
teen years of age.
Before being chosen as Superintend-
ent of Weights and Measures he held
Mianv other responsible positions. For
a time lie was in the hide and tallow
business. He was the first man in
Paterson to have charge of the super-
vision of roads.
Mr. McCran has been connected with
politics since 1SS8. In 1888 he was
elected for the Assembly and two years
later. 1890, was again elected, this
time as a Freeholder. He is strictly
Republican. At the present time his
son, Thomas F. McCran is a State
Mr, McCran is a widower. He is not affiliated; with any
lodges or clubs. He is well known throughout the city. He has
helped a great deal ill the building up of this city and has
watched it grow from a population of under 75,000 to a popula-
tion of almost 130,000,
THOMAS R. IiAYDKX
One man that Passaic County and Paterson should feel proud
of is Thomas R. Layden. who although not born in that city
has done as much to boost Paterson as
any man that was born there. The
genial Mr. Layden travels to all sec-
tions of the county in his position as
an electrical worker and wherever be
goes he numbers his friends by the
Mr. Layden was born in Kingston,
Pa., forty-eight years ago, and after
living in that town until his seventh
year came to Paterson with his parents.
He finished his education in the local
public schools. Twenty -three years ago
lie accepted a position with the Pub-
lice Service Corporation as an electrical
worker and has since worked at that
When a young man, "Tom," as he is familiarly called, was
one of the most popular of the younger set. His natural ability
to gain friends and keep them is known by everyone and when
he ran for Assemblyman on the Republican ticket in 1004 it
was no surprise when he was elected by a large majority. He
served as an Assemblyman in 1004, 1905, 1910, and 1911. One
year ago he was a candidate for the Republican nomination for
Surrogate and although opposed by the so-called political bosses
of the county made a phenominal run. At the 1010 primary he
was a candidate for the Republican nomination for Freeholder
and once mote the opposition of the political bosses proved too
much for him to overcome. Nevertheless, be has lost none of
his political prestige and will probably be holding political office
h i'; after the present ring of bosses is broken.
EDWARD VAX HOTJTEN
Paterson is noted for its fine residences and no account of the
activities of the Silk City would be complete without a tribute
paid lo the men whose skill and in-
genuity made possible some of the
finest dwellings to be seen therein. One
of the men whose fine work can be
noted here and there, is Edward Van
Houteu, builder, who has achieved suc-
cess of the highest sort in his chosen*
Mr. Van Houteu was born in West-
chester County. New York, fifty years
ago, and has been a resident of Pat-
erson for forty-nine years, during which
time he has noted the wonderful changes
that have taken place in this city. He
has been in business for the last thirty
;\ ears, during which time, be built '
countless numbers of residences, mills,
apartment houses, office buildings, and in
conies within the scope of that business,
educated in the local schools and has of
is proud of being
one of the finest in the East.
The subject of this sketch is the senior member of the firm
of A. B. Van Houten & Son, which business was established
October 1, 1866. The firm recently celebrated the fiftieth anni-
versary of its founding, a record that is a most enviable one
and of which anyone would be proud. Fifty years of honest,
honorable, straightforward dealing. It is small wonder Mr.
Van Houten i> known as a public spirited citizen, always having
the interests of his city at heart. He married Henrietta S\
MacDonakl and they have six children. He is a Republican and
a member of the Rotary Club.
t, everything thai
Van Houten was
remarked that he
product of the Paterson system, which is
WHO'S WHO IN PASSAIC COUNTY
I). M. SHI I'M AN'
is P M. Shlp-
ty in whicb he lives,
tatters and although
hvays a hard worker
One "i Patereoni mosl po
iii.ii. . President and Treasurer of the S ge Rubber I
Mr, Sbipman was born In Morrl!
Counts and after receiving his earlj
education In the public schools then
entered the retail butcher business. Fot
twenty years he was i acted wltl
this business In both Morris and Esse:
Two years ago Mr. Shlpman came t-
Paterson Rnd on 1 ember 12. 1914
icce] 1 the position as head of th<
plant of the Sponge Rubber Inner Bee
Ci in, located .11 103-105-107 Sum
hut Street. .111.I has since i-.inli nu.cl il
There is no man hotter known In
sporting circles than the subject of ti.is
sketch. Mr. Sbipman takes an active inter
description that tends (.• uplift the commun
He ..is,, takes a Keen interest In civic 1
never a candidate for any public ..ffloe is 1
for civic improvements of every description.
On April 25, 1888, Mr. Shlpman married Miss Jennie E. Hop-
plng, of Morris County, and they now reside In this city. He
is a taxidermist of no mean ability anil has many beautiful
birds and animals adorning his home that he has stuffed.
One nf the leading architects of Passaic, is Abraham Preiskel,
Who has offices in the II. .hart Trust Building. Mr. Preiskel lias
designed some of the most prominent
buildings and dwellings in Passaic, and
is noted throughout the county for the
excellence of his work.
The subject of this sketch was born
in Passaic, in 1883, and was educated
in the public schools. At an early age
he evinced an aptitude for architec-
tural study and after an apprenticeship,
during which he thoroughly mastered
bis subject, he opened offices nine years
ago, and from the start achieved suc-
cess in his chosen profession.
Mr. Preiskel takes great pride in his
native city and can always be found
in the forefront righting for that which
means betterment for Passaic. For the
past three years he has been a Health Commissioner and has
been instrumental in having many reforms instituted for the
benefit of the public. In 1916, Mr. Prieskel was a candidate
for Commissioner of Passaic, and out of a field of more than a
scire ran in sixth place, just being nosed out of election.
Although it »as Mr. Preiskel's first active tight fur such an
important position, he made a wonderful showing. He is an
He is a director in the Equitable Building and Loan Associ-
ation, and a member of Orange Lodge 143 F. & A. M.. the
Progre 9 Club, of Passaic, ti.l.! Fellows, and Loyal Order of
Moose. He married Viola I'ragcr. and one child gladdens their
home at 263 Madison Street.
EDW ARI1 M. RODROCK
Edward M. Rndrock. President of
of the City of Paterson, is one of the bes
and business life, and has won success
through hard work. The subject of this
sketch was born in Blaine, Perry Coun-
ty, Pa., on July 12, 1S60. The family
moved to Blairstown, Warren County.
N. .!.. and in 1878, Mr. Rodrock entered
Blair Presbyterian Academy, where his
health broke down.
He was employed as a water-boy by
the contractors building the Susque-
hanna Railroad spur through the coal
regions, receiving *:: a week. At the
age of fourteen lie was hrakeman on a
gravel train. He continued in the train
service of the Susquehanna Railroad
Company, having been transferred to
Paterson until 1889, when he secured
a position as driver for the National Expr
was employed by the John Norwood Company.
After a varied experience in other cities, Mr. Rodrock was
elevated to a managerial position in tile coat, cement and brick
business in Philadelphia, Camden and Perth Amhoy. and ulti-
mately returned to Paterson and established a coal tiusiness, at
240 Sixth Avenue. He was appointed to the Board of Public
Works by Mayor Radcliffe. on January 1. 1916.
Mr. Rodrock is a member of the Elks and Hamilton Clubs,
and a .Mason, He is a trustee of the Chamber of Commerce,
ami has li.cn in the coal, mason material business In I'atcrsi.n
for the past eleven years, AUtOmODlling and sailing are his
favorite sports Mr, Rodrock is married and they have one son.
Isidore Simon, one of the best known men in Paterson. was
born here in lsiil! and has won success of an order that falls to
but few men After graduating from
tile public SC] Is. he entered Price's
Shirt Factory where he remained for a
period of seventeen years, during which
nme he had thoroughly mastered the
Deciding t.. branch out for himself Mr.
Simon carefully studied the local field
for the purpose of establishing a busi-
ness of his own. Using rare foresight,
he deei.le.l that the manufacture of over-
alls offered a splendid opportunity, and
twenty-three years ago founded the firm
of Simon & Colin. The lirm located in
the A. lily Mill on Ryle Avenue, and
about fourteen years ago creeled the
building at, Paterson and Harrison
Streets iii winch the business has continually been enlarged.
On January 1916, Mr. Simon's worth was recognized by Mayor
Amos H. Radcliffe, and he was honored with a position on the
Finance Board, the duties of which be has since filled with
great credit to himself and to the city. Mr. Simon, is one of
those citizens who is staunch and steadfast in his devotion to
the city and its varied interests and can be found ever to the
forefront fighting for its advancement. He has a great faith m
the future of Paterson. He is a member of the Progress Club
and of Falls City Lodge, No. 82, Free and Accepted Masons.
Among the men who have made a mark for themselves in the
contracting business in this vicinity is Stephen Thompson, of
-K.s East Twenty-fourth Street, who has
Been a resident of l'atersou for the
past thirty-six years. He was horn in
England fifty years ago. and received
his early training in that country. For
the past twenty-five years he has been
in the contracting business and was
instrumental in the construction of some
of the largest buildings in this city. He
constructed the foundation for the new
$30,000 press installed in the "News"
Building. Among those that stand as
a monument to his ability is the
Schoonmaker Building on Main Street
and also the Fabian Building.
In religious work Mr. Thompson is
known as one of the most active in the
work of the First Baptist Church in which choir his wife lias been
a member for the past twenty-seven years. During that time he
lias always taken a deep interest in every event that has been
planned for the advancement of the congregation.
In sports he is fond of cricket, and when business does not
demand his attention he may be found securing recreation at the
game ill which he has made an unusual mark for himself. In
fraternal circles he is interested in the local Lodge of Moose
and is one of the most widely known members nf that Order in
this city. Mr. Thompson is Republican in politics and never
passes an opportunity to advance the interest of the party,
which considers him an ardent worker.
The subject of this sketch married Miss Jane Williams. The
couple have been favored with two children. Every movement
in the interest of Paterson lias always found Mr. Th pson
ever ready to boost the City.
One of the youngest and most enterprising business men in
this city is William Dalzell, head of one of the leading trucking
and rigging concerns of this town. Mr. Dalzell was horn in
Paterson .lust twenty-two years ago. lie received his early edu-
cation in the local schools, graduating from School No. 3. He
is the son of the late Street Commissioner, Robert Dalzell. Mr.
Dalzell. Sr.. began the business in 1ST2. His son did not take
up the business until five years ago and during that period he
has made it one of the leading business concerns of the city.
Mr. Dalzell is not married. In politics he is strictly Repub-
lican. His favorite sports are baseball and rugby. At spare
moments lie is usually seen watching one of his favorite sports.
In social circles he is connected with Elks. Central Republican
Club, Knickerbockers, Young Men's Republican Club of Passaic
County and others. He is well liked and respected by all of
his fellow club members.
WHO'S WHO IN PASSAIC COUNTY
Abraham Vermeulen, father of David and William Vermeulen,
the well known funeral directors, was born in the province "f
Zeeland, Netherlands, December 28, 1827, and came to this coun-
try about sixty-five years ago, settling in Paterson. He was one
of Paterson's first undertakers and since starting in that business
had officiated at over L5.000 funerals.
Mr. Vermeulen always took an active interest in the affairs
of Paterson, having served .1-- a tax assessor, justice of the peace,
coroner, and notary public. For more than twenty years he
acted as an interpreter for the Holland people. He was the first
agent for the Holland- American Line and was also the founder
of the Fair lawn Cemetery Company. He was one of the charter
members of the First Christian Reformed Church. Mr. Ver-
meulen was the father of eighteen children, thirteen of whom
At the time of the Civil War. Mr. Vermeulen. who was at
that lime a tailor, doing business on Main Street, cut uniforms
for the Union soldiers. He had sixty women working fur him
at that time and managed to keep them busy at all times as
he was able to cut out a uniform in ten minutes.
Mr. Vermeulen's sons. David and William, conduct the under-
taking business formerly owned by Mr. Vermeulen under the
name of A. Vermeulen Sons, at 75 North Main Street, corner
of Jefferson Street. Mr. Vermeulen always had the affairs of
the Holland people in mind and has done much for the members
of that nationality. When a justice of the peace, he officiated
at hundreds of marriages.
JOHN F. McBKIDE
One of Paterson's most popular business men is the genial
John F. McBride. one of Paterson's pioneer furniture and piano
movers. Mr. McBride is a Patersonian through and through,
being born here and educated in the local schools.
Mr. McBride was born in Paterson thirty-eight years ago, and
on the completion of his education he worked in various posi-
tions until seventeen years ago when he started in the furniture
and piano moving business. Being a young man he was a hustler
of the first water and soon his business began to grow rapidly
until at the present time it is one of the largest of its kind in
Aside from being equipped with all the modern necessities to
move pianos and large pieces of furniture, Mr. McBride has (he
necessary equipment to carry on a general trucking business.
He also conducts a modern storage warehouse and is very suc-
cessful in this line of business.
Mr. McBride married Miss Catherine E. Ryan and thej have
four children. The subject of this sketch is the son of former
Police Sergeant John McBride. who for many years was one of
Paterson's best known guardians of law and order.
In fraternal circles Mr. McBride is also well and favorably
known and is a member of the Entre Nous. Knights of Columbus,
Modern Woodmen of America, and Tribe of Ben Hur. In politics
he is a Democrat and although never a candidate for public
office is always a hard worker for the interests of his party
REV. EDWARD F. HILLOCK
Among the clergymen of Paterson it is doubtful if any is more
popular or widely known than the Rev. Edward F. Hillock,
assistant rector of St. John's R. C. Church, fire chaplain and
spiritual director of a number of societies connected with the
Father Hillock was born in Morristown, X. J., in 1884, and
received his early education in the schools of that city. He
next attended Seton Hall High School, from which he graduated
when seventeen years old with highest honors. In 1901, he
entered Seton Hall College and graduated four years later with
the signal honor of again receiving highest awards. After gradu-
ating from the college he entered the seminary at South Orange
and there pursued his higher theological studies. In 1908, he was
urdamed to the Catholic priesthood by the Rt. Rev. Bishop
John J. O'Connor and shortly afterward was assigned to St.
John's Church, this city. Soon after he came to this city Rev.
Father Carliu was transferred to Lodi and the Very Rev. Dean
William McNulty appointed Father Hillock his senior assistant
Since his appointment as assistant at St. John's Church mans
improvements have beeu made in the church, the principal
one being the installing of electric lights. Not alone have
there been improvements in the church but in many of the
societies of the church over which he has acted .1-- spiritual
director. St. John's Field Music, under his guidance became
one of the best in the State,
Father Hillock is the first Catholic fire chaplain the city
has ever had. He was appointed by the police and tire com-
missioners in September. 1913, and since then has taken great
interest in the spiritual welfare of the members of the depart
ment. In all kinds of weather he can be found at fires ready,
should it be needed, for service.
While at college Father Hillock made an enviable record as
an athlete and had little difficulty obtaining a placi both
the football .n. d baseball teams. He is still an ardenl >up-
porter of all kinds of outdoor sports and retain- his own athletic
ability so that at present he is capable of competing with the
best athletes in the Entre Nous.
One of the few Paterson industries which operates on a direct
factory to consumer basis is the Helvetia Knitting Mills, of
which John Schaerer, the subject of this -ketch, is Treasurer.
The main offices and selling rooms of the company are located
at till Church Street, and as a result of honest industrious effort.
in which Mr. Schaerer took an important part, the company
ha- grown out of all proportion to its original si/e. At the
present spacious salesrooms discreet buyers of tine knit goods
rind a variety of styles and colors in the most fashionable gar-
The Treasurer of the company, came to this country from
Switzerland when he was fourteen years old ami shortly after
settled in Paterson. He continued his education here and later
learned the knitting business in which he embarked twenty years
ago. At first the business was run as a straight factory to
dealer proposition but later was branched out to accommodate
Mr Schaerer is married and heads a charming family circle
of three members. While strictly a business man he finds
relaxation at times in bowling, which is his favorite sport.
In no other capacity is Samuel Bernstein, the subject of this
brief sketch, so well known than as Court Interpreter of Pas-
saic County. Gifted with the faculty of speaking many languages.
Mr. Bernstein has been an important factor in the conduct of
many criminal trials of recent years. His reliability coupled
with his genuine interest in the affairs of the State has made
for him a reputation as an interpreter that cannot be excelled,
With its cosmopolitan population, and its multiplicity of ton-
gues, the County of Passaic offers no easy field for an inter-
preter, but most of the difficulties of unravelling crimes are
made clear with the appearance of Mr. Bernstein. Not only at
the actual trial but in the Grand Jury Room and even out on
:b,' search for evidence. Mr Bernstein has proven of invaluable
assistance to the Prosecutor's Office.
Aside from his position as interpreter Mr. Bernstein conducts
a jewelry store at !'S Market Street, where his upright character
and fair dealing have earned for him an extensive patronage.
While devoted to his business and family, he finds time for
relaxation. His favorite exercise being swimming and walking.
In connection with the latter diversion, he is a member of the
Natural Fermentation Club, and on a brisk Sunday ma\ be seen
with his brother members out for an invigorating stroll.
Mr. Bernstein is forty-five, and is married to Lena Fried-
berg. They have an interesting family of eight. Two of the
Bernstein children entered as twins in the -New-" Baby PopUV
la lit j Contest, won third place and at the close of the race
were awarded a beautiful silver loving cup.
Mr. Bernstein was born in Til ten. Courland, Russia, a Ger-
man province situated near the Baltic Sea. He was educated
in the schools of that country and continued his education in the
United States after arriving here October 15, 1^'-. In politics
Mr. Bernstein is a staunch Republican and i- a member of the
Phelp's Guards, and the Central Republican Club. He is also
a member of the Falls City Lodge of Odd Fellows. Herbert J.
Stein Association, and Pioneer Camp of Modern Woodmen of
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